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    Ronald Malfi

ISBN: 978-1933836942

Shamrock Alley

by: Ronald Malfi

Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates the infamous Hell’s Kitchen in New York to shut down a ring of organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit money operation, perhaps the worst in history. Based on a true story, the Irish villains of Mickey O’Shay and Jimmy Kahn are real. These violent criminals, once known as the West Side Boys, terrorized the community and inflicted gruesome deaths on numerous victims by bludgeoning, stabbing, shooting, and cutting into pieces the bodies of those who got in their way or refused to cooperate with their treacherous schemes.

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Ronald Malfi is the award-winning author of several horror novels, mysteries, and thrillers. In 2009, his crime drama Shamrock Alley won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery Floating Staircase was nominated by the Horror Writers Association for best novel; the book also won a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel. In 2015, his thriller December Park won the Beverly Hills International Book Award for suspense. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi’s dark fiction has gained acceptance among readers of all genres. He currently lives with his wife and daughter along the Chesapeake Bay, where he is at work on his next book. .   _____________________________________________________________________

Awards and Nominations

Floating Staircase

2012 IPPY Gold Award Winner (Horror)

2011 Bram Stoker Award nominee (Best Novel)

Shamrock Alley 2009 IPPY Silver Award Winner (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller)
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About This Book
Overview

Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates the infamous Hell’s Kitchen in New York to shut down a ring of organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit money operation, perhaps the worst in history. Based on a true story, the Irish villains of Mickey O’Shay and Jimmy Kahn are real. These violent criminals, once known as the West Side Boys, terrorized the community and inflicted gruesome deaths on numerous victims by bludgeoning, stabbing, shooting, and cutting into pieces the bodies of those who got in their way or refused to cooperate with their treacherous schemes.

Mavio is the courageous agent who risked his life to stop what may have been the most sinister operation this country has ever endured—a hero based on Ronald Damien Malfi’s own father. Every step closer to the drugs, the booze, and the blood brings him one step closer to his own demise, a risk he takes to save innocent citizens from ongoing torture. His life undercover is a gory, dangerous world far removed from his personal reality—his pregnant wife, Katie, and his terminally ill father wait for him to return from each threatening encounter alive.

Then one day . . . these two worlds meet. Mavio must implement every skill he has painfully learned to save himself and the people of New York. He cannot fail, for failure would mean the end of everything honorable, just, and right. And, above all, justice must prevail.

Details

ISBN: 978-1933836942
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2009
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“This is a bottom-of-the-ninth, two-out, grand slam home run of a book . . . Shamrock Alley is a novel that demands to be read and Ronald Damien Malfi is an author to whom attention must be paid.”

~ Lorenzo Carcaterra, Author of Sleepers and Chasers

“This is a gripping thriller, similar to the novels of Gerald Petievich, the Secret Service agent turned author, but with more emotional and moral depth. The author's previous books have garnered him acclaim and a small but devoted audience; this one could easily lift him into the mainstream.”

~ David Pitt, Booklist (June 2009)