- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Dana Delamar (May 11 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984931120
- ISBN-13: 978-0984931125
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #823,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Retribution: Blood and Honor Paperback – May 11 2012
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About the Author
An avid traveler, Dana Delamar is forever curious about the various peoples and cultures that make up the world. Her fascination with the darker side of the human mind has led to her love of steamy, gritty stories of strong people pushed to the edge and tested by their circumstances. When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at danadelamar.com.
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By: Dana Delamar
When Enrico Lucchesi was sent to boarding school in England, at age 16, after the murder of his mother and brothers, he met a woman and fathered a son out of wedlock. But due to the peace agreement between the Lucchesi family and the Andretti family, he had to return to Italy and marry Antonella Andretti, forsaking his son, Nick and Nick’s mother. If any of the mafia found out he’d broken the peace accord by having a son, then he, his father, and his son would have all been murdered. He was heartbroken over it, but Nick’s heart hardened with abandonment.
Nick Clarkston became an Interpol agent who wanted retribution against the father who let him down and abandoned him and his mother when he was just a boy. Nick only saw Enrico a few times and only spoke to him on the phone a couple times after Enrico left them in England. Nick now works for Interpol and believes that he can best get his revenge by investigating his dad as a Mafioso and putting him in jail. Unfortunately, Nick goes to Dario Andretti, Enrico’s former brother-in-law, to help him with his case against his father.
Delfina Andretti is the daughter of Dario & Illaria Andretti and the older sister to Cristoforo. The only life she knows is the mafia life, and it is a life that she wants to escape. She doesn’t want to be used as a pawn in an arranged marriage to strengthen her father’s cosca. Delfi’s dream is to pursue a career in fashion and to become a designer in her own right and not just on her family name or her father’s money. Nick may be her ticket out of the life. But when she learns of his true plans, she doesn’t know if she can help him put her family in jail because they will also go down if he takes down Enrico. Delfina also tries to help Nick see past his young hurt and see his father through adult eyes.
I absolutely loved this book and was intrigued with future stories. This is the second time that I’ve read this book and have read both of the next two. I love Dana Delamar’s story telling and attention to detail. Her books are passionate & flawless.
What a powerful journey. Enrico’s son works for Interpol and is out for revenge against his father. Is dream is to take down the mafia families including his father. He lands in the lap of Enrico’s enemy will he ever make it out alive? After his mother’s death he cannot love anyone.
The Russians are coming in and trying to take over. Can the two families stop the dealings behind their back or will s*** hit the fan and all-out war start?
This series is action packed to the very end. Very well written and plotted and very easy to follow. I have indeed found a new Author.
Antonio has many surprises dropped in his lap; can he handle them and the men out to destroy him? An old love happens back into his life with a life changing secret; can he love and forgive her? Will Enrico allow him to have her if he does? Seems like Antonio is always being passed by when it comes to being Enrico’s son and the one to truly inherit all can that ever change or will the bond Enrico makes with his nephew keep Antonio just on the edge.
Quick Recap ~ Nick Clarkson (Lucchesi) [the illegitimate son of Enrico Lucchesi the capo of the Lucchesi family] is thrown into a world that he knows very little about when he receives a letter telling hom who is father 'is'. As far as Nick is concerned his father abandoned him and wants nothing to do with him; working for Interpol, Nick checks out his 'father' and comes up blank, taking a mysterious man up on his offer to learn about his father, Nick strikes a deal with the Andretti capo, his father's rivals. Add in the beautiful Delfina Andretti, who wants to get out from under her father's influence and not be thought of as a 'mafia princess'. These two strangers navigate the fine line of love, honor, passion, trust and betrayal all the way to the end.
Unlike the previous novel, there is not as much violence, no one ends up getting something in the mail or via 'special delivery', well...... 'Retribution' is as full of passion and Nick and Delfina try to make her 'first time' memorable, only to be stopped and caught in compromising positions; I began to route for them each time they were alone and I thought they would finally make love, only to be interrupted by one thing or another; Dana keeps her reader waiting for that special moment between the characters, as they both deal with their families, work, what is expected and what they actually want, as well as the looming threat of the Russian Mafia seeking revenge and wanting both families dead.
You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last page, just like at the end of "Revenge", "Retribution" has a teaser for the next novel that makes me excited to read the next novel. If you liked "Revenge" you will love "Retribution"; this is easily a stand alone novel; I'm just glad that there is more to come in this series.