The Family

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Born in the ghetto, Iosif Makarov learned to fight to survive. When he grew up he learned he could take his education and trade it in for a fortune by joining Gianno Castiglione's army of thugs and
goons. Married, and a happy father, Joe watches as the empire starts leaning and is in danger of crumbling as Castiglione's only son is murdered in his home, leaving no one to take after him. With
dukes and earls of the city begin to gun for Castiglione's piece of pie, Joe's got to figure out whether it's safer to be loyal to a sadistic madman or someone who might actually need him.

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Submitted: September 18, 2018

As what may be apparent by his name, Iosif Makarov was born to Russian immigrants.  He was the second child in his family to be b... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

One night, Joe woke up to hear a car driving down the street.  It was so loud and unexpected.  There were never cars going d... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

That was it, that was how it started.  He worked as a runner and a ratter, and he only opened his mouth about it once, trying to ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

As the years went by, Joe developed a habit outside of work.  He was the doting father but the less than caring husband.  He... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

Spending the afternoon listening to Paul as they kept watch over Castiglione in a different office across town, Joe tried to focus on ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

It was the scream that sent them all running.  At the time, Joe had been pinning Paul against the outside wall, ready to kick his... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

The day of the funeral had no right to be that bright and sunny. Mary sat at the gravesite, unable to stand, while flanked by h... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

Barely a week later, he was screwing her in the back of a car while he was supposed to be taking her on a patrol.  This would be ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

As the weeks went by, one thing became more obvious and that was Lucy was made for this job.  She became more confident or bett... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 18, 2018

It didn’t take much more than that to cause Michael to retire from the hard side of business.  He decided to follow in his fa... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 21, 2018

Sitting in his new apartment, Joe couldn’t help but notice the silence.  He looked at Oliver, who was eating his Chinese food very... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 28, 2018

After getting home, Joe had a long hot bath, willing the warmth and water to take the aches from his bones.     Whe... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 04, 2018

Blinded by the setting sun in the rearview, a thought hit him with such force that he swore, slamming his hand into the steering wheel... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 06, 2018

Over the next six weeks, Joe saw Lucy a grand total of twice, only able to speak to her once.  While they probably should have tr... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 06, 2018

Since the people he knew were working, Joe only knew Lucy and he had no intention of mingling with Castiglione’s people.  Partl... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 07, 2018

It didn’t surprise Joe that everything had been prepared without him, but it did surprise him that his folks and Katherina had come.... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 10, 2018

They had been given three days for a honeymoon -- Joe spent a decent portion of trying to get Lucy to scream again -- and then they we... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 26, 2018

About an hour later, Lucy came back on her own, accepting a business card from Frank so she could go over and look over the accounts. &... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 06, 2018

“No, no, absolutely not!”  Frank said, throwing his hands up, as Joe leaned against the back of the couch in his suite.  ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 11, 2018

It wasn’t going to be fine. As soon as he had gotten over that moment of humble expectation, Joe was well aware of the many w... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 02, 2018

Never one to drink to excess, it would have been strange for a friend to find Joe a fixture at the bar until late.  A long time b... Read Chapter

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