Blood & Whiskey: A Scalisi Family Novel
by Meredith Allison
Pub Date 08 Nov 2018
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Fans of The Godfather and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, as well as those who love historical fiction with a twist, will love this feminist take on Prohibition gangster history!
In the 1920s, a woman's place was in the home, or in supporting roles in the workforce, or, if you're 21-year-old Mia Angela Scalisi, on stage inside glamorous supper clubs and theater stages, living the high-life with the world at your fingertips.
It is definitely not calling the shots for a blossoming bootlegging operation, or ordering hits on your enemies. That is, unless, you're Mia Angela Scalisi...and tragedy forces you into your biggest, most challenging role yet: Mafia princess.
Content to turn a blind-eye to big brother Nick's criminal dealings, Mia, an orphan and former gambling-hall hustler, loves fancy clothes, loud parties, high-stakes poker games, and New York Sours with family friends Al Capone and Johnny Torrio. She carries big dreams of fame and fortune, and gracing the silver screens as the Italian Lillian Gish.
Her plans never included bloody retribution.
But tragedy and betrayal have a way of striking at the worst times, and her Sicilian blood demands three things: omertà, loyalty, and vengeance.
Whether or not she can rise to the challenge in a world she never wanted to be a part of will determine whether or not she survives.
Because when you step into the criminal underworld, all bets are off.
Join Mia Scalisi in this page-turning, unputdownable first installment of the SCALISI FAMILY series set inside the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties!