A Historical Novel

by Anthony Thomas DiSimone



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 522
ISBN : 9781480858237
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 522
ISBN : 9781480858220
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 522
ISBN : 9781480858213

About the Book

In the town of Corleone, the pecking order is clear. Il Padrone, Don Tomasso Scalisce, is a leader of a different kind of power. While some respect the monarchy as it is, it is foreign to this paese, and Roma might as well be a world away as few venture beyond their small towns in the hills of inner Sicily.

Throughout the next one hundred and twenty years, Sicily’s feudal past connects with criminal elements while the harsh realities of life require its people to endure brutalities in order to survive and prosper. While the Italians work to preserve life, family, and fortunes, they must use all means possible to make it happen, including killing others who want to kill them. As life takes them from Sicily to other Italian cities, the Vatican, and eventually into modern American society, a diverse band of characters including leaders, celebrities, and lawless and nefarious Mafia thugs seeking money and power are linked through one of the most compelling human conditions—the bloodline.

In this epic historical novel, Italian families connected through a bloodline move through time while bravely attempting to overcome obstacles that test their character, courage, and determination to succeed.

About the Author

Anthony Thomas DiSimone relies on his Italian background, personal experiences, historical research, and interviews to create his stories. He currently resides with his wife, Nancy, in Wildwood, New Jersey. Bloodline is his debut novel.