People’s Ink Novelist Thomas J Turner has published his 3rd book, ’96 Shades Of Dead.’ This high-octane tale of murder, deception, possible redemption, and betrayal follows the godfather of the Bardino crime syndicate, Jack ‘The Pounder’ Scarpino, who’s enjoyed a 40 year reign of terror, mayhem and huge profits in San Francisco. But when he’d hobbled with a sudden health crisis, rats come out of the walls and try to take him out. With the assistance of Rocco ‘ The Charmer’ Stompanotto, Frank ‘The Fingers’ Bender, Ronnie ‘The Animal’ Rotten, and others, the Godfather fights back; supporting the Bardinos are the local chapter of The Skull Diggers Motorcycle Gang, including Kid Coffin, Ajax Bronson, Spider. Baby Huey, Sam ‘The Shoveler,’ Mongo ‘The Maniac’ Tafua, and others, vicious riders of vintage Harley choppers. As Jack Scarpino’s health wavers, he has second thoughts about his bloody career and legacy, and considers redemption and possible forgiveness by The Catholic Church. He also begins losing his grip on reality, which merges with his dreams and fantasies, and he can’t tell what is real, and who the real fink in his organization is. Cameo appearances by the ghost of Adolf Hitler, who appears at midnight with a strange proposition, as well as the insidious Doctor Bromide, a witch doctor with a PHD from Harvard, who appears at the right time, and helps Jack to escape–or does he?
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