Appointment with ISIL + Giveaway
Book Title: Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller
Authors: Joe Giordano
Category: Adult Fiction, 299 pages
Genre: Literary Thriller
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
Release date: June 2017
Content Rating: PG (No f-words but there's mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of violence or brief sexual content (kissing). No drug use or underage drinking.)
This time, Anthony's libido threatens his life. He flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov's mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL's targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?
Praise for Appointment with ISIL:
"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A sexy, all-in-one-breath read, this is a story for those eager to strap on their boots and immerse themselves in a whirlwind adventure that will take them from espresso in New York with the Italian Mafia to walking the Old City of Jerusalem with the chief of Israel’s security service."
- The iRead Review
“If you like gritty intriguing thrillers involving the FBI, Russian/Italian mobs or Islamic Terrorists you will absolutely love this book…. The characters, the plot and prose come together for an outstanding work of contemporary Americana. PRIMO highly recommends Appointment with ISIL."
– Primo Magazine
Anthony is given a proposition by his lover, Sophia. She happens to be mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov's mistress. She wants Anthony to kill Malakhov. It will be a risky operation. Although, one that Anthony is willing to undertake if it means he can be with Sophia. Anthony just might lose his life in the process. Many men have tried and failed to take down Malakhov.
Anthony's best friend, Detective Terry O'Donnell is currently in Malakhov's grasp. He wants O'Donnell to steal some priceless art. This is another thing that Anthony is...a good friend. He plans to help O'Donnell get away from Malakhov.
Yet, as if this was not enough; the Russian Mob versus the Italian Mafia. You know there will be blood and a high body count. To quote one of the characters, if they made a movie about the Russian Mob versus the Italian Mafia it would be called "The Streets Ran Red with Blood."
This is my first read written by Mr. Giordano. You can call me very impressed. I could not tear myself away from reading this book. There were many characters but it was easy to keep track of who they are were and their connections to one another. Plus, all of the back stabbing kept the story intriguing. So many people where double and triple crossing each other. It was interesting to see who came out on top. A true gangster type feel good read. I want more. Appointment with ISIL is infused with lots of action, complex and intriguing characters, that will keep you on the edge of your seat! A definite recommended read.
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Meet the Author:
Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jane, have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands. They now live in Texas.
Joe's stories have appeared in more than ninety magazines including The Monarch Review, The Saturday Evening Post, decomP, The Summerset Review, and Shenandoah. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. His second novel, Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller will be published by HSE in June 2017.
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