FBI agent Dennis Loughney has a problem.
So does the Honorable Richard van Gothen, a judge with a social conscience.
So does Father McColm, the abbot of an unusual monastic order.
And so does Charles “Chuckie the Mangler” Mangano, a notorious crime boss.
And they’re all the same problem.
Meet Louis Stigmatelli, small-time con artist, wannabe mobster, and possible federal witness who could sink Chuckie for good.
When Louie’s convicted of fraud, he lands in a different kind of cell, where the other inmates are monks, the warden is a former boxer turned priest, and his continued existence has become a headache for the Mangano Mob.
What about his career as a petty criminal? And what about Agent Loughney’s case? How secure is Louie’s incarceration? And what kind of oddballs is he locked up with, anyway? All the answers – not to mention Louie’s soul – depend on who gets to him first.
Everybody has a reason to…GET LOUIE STIGS!
“A well-wrought tale told with wit, grit, but also charity, and it comes to a point! I approve. I think Chesterton would approve, but more importantly, so would Father Brown.”
Editor of the St. Austin Review and author of more than twenty books
“Completely entertaining…colorful characters, hilarious setups, unexpected twists…a potent and provocative page-turner!”
Publisher of Gilbert Magazine
“I stayed up all night to finish it! Couldn’t put it down! Three thumbs up!”
Reader extraordinaire and all-around wise person.
Prepare to be delighted with this unusual thriller from former FBI agent, Larry Pavlicek.