THE BOOK: Drink While You Can
PUBLISHED IN: 2015
THE AUTHOR: Lou Vitti
THE EDITOR: April Urso
THE PUBLISHER: Word Association Publishers
SUMMARY: In a brutal tug of war to control the flow of liquor, Pittsburgh attorney Lou DiAngelo faces problems from those that uphold the law and his clients that prefer to dance around the law. When one of his clients is murdered he must reach out for help from his old neighborhood friends. All this while trying cases, counseling judges, and navigating a romance with his love, Lola. This is high anxiety with streetwise wit and real mob guys mentioned in large part by real names in actual scenarios
THE BACK STORY: The events are real. The characters are mainly real and often referred to by their actual names .Because these events really occurred , I was pressed to tell the stories of the events that I actually experienced in a romantic type setting. After my first book, I was asked for more, as well as after this one.
WHY THIS TITLE?: Because it deals with the restrictive and competitive nature of liquor licensing in Pennsylvania — the only state monopoly in the country
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT? I am told it is an easy read that keeps moving and keeps your attention. A mild surprise in each chapter
“Came home after midnight. Thought to read for awhile and then sleep. I wanted to hate you but loved the book.” — Jerry L.
“Kept me reading page after page to see what was going on.” — Greg S.
“It reads like something by Mickey Spillane.” — Francie Q.
AUTHOR PROFILE: Lou Vitti has always been a street-wise guy who grew up in the middle of the Little Italy section and became a lawyer to represent most of the people that he already knew. He was always trusted by his connected clients and always gave his best effort to all clients. He still resides in Pittsburgh and still maintains his friends, although fewer are still alive. Most restaurant owners look forward to a visit from him and his friends.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: The book is intended to entertain. I am told that it does. For me, it is nostalgia for the most part
SAMPLE CHAPTER: The first eleven pages can be read on Barnes and Noble by typing in the title. A brief sample: page 121
I headed back to my place . Bob’s comments about Joe Chic wandered through my mind on the way home. Jimmy Pi had made the same type remark. There was a lot of activity and I wasn’t the least bit sure if any of the dots connected.
After putting the Corvette away for the week , I went upstairs to unwind for tomorrow. I made a small pot of espresso , Lit up a Corona Padron 1926 with a Maduro wrapper. I clicked on the television for the news and especially to see the weather.for the week , hoping that the weather prediction would have some relationship to what was really going to happen.
Looked like a decent week . The Mirage trial would be over . I had several items to get off my calendar. Friday golf looked good.
Then a breaking news story. Aren’t they always ” breaking “? This one was, however.
A body found in the trunk of a car at the airport. They were working on repairs at the short term parking when a workman noticed the license plate was missing.
It was parked too close to the area under construction and had to be moved. Closer investigation caused some concern and the security people called the local police.
Body of a young female stabbed forty-six times. And how do the police know the count?
Unfortunately , now we know where Allana had gone, and why she didn’t show up for work.
LOCAL OUTLETS: Word Association Publishers, but it is less expensive at Amazon
WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT: Amazon, Barnes & noble, etc.
PRICE: Cover price $14.95. Amazon $8.95 but only a few left
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