Every now and then, a blockbuster novel comes along - Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels, Mario Puzo's The Godfather, and Nicholas Pileggi's Wiseguys come to mind. Now we have Men Without Redemption by Nick Gallicchio.
Gallicchio's new novel is indeed explosive; not just another ordinary novel about gangsters, corruption and mob hits, but directly drawn from the streets of reality. It revolves around a mob cadre with an ingenious plan to overthrow the president of an International Union of Working People. The story reveals and masterfully interweaves the main aspects inherent in both organized crime and the American labor movement. Gallicchio hurls readers into a world they have never known before by punctuating the pages with unexpected plots enshrouded in mystery, bathed in blood and suffused with pathos. Myriad planned murders are rife with intrigue, riveting in their description and deftly carried out with such subtlety and cunning readers will find themselves (almost) sympathetic to those who execute them.
Sizzling love scenes are bound to curl the hair on the back of one's neck as the author, in a sublime and entrancing way, imparts to the sultry scenes the true meaning of sexual romance and genuine love. Men Without Redemption contains all the ingredients needed in a page-turning novel - gritted teeth, sarcasm, blind loyalty, vengeance, familial love, hate and utter connivance, altruism and the epic sins of fathers bequeathed to sons.