It would take a perfect storm in time to create the need, the money,
and the politics that would create in the 1860s the birth of the Sicilian Mafia.
It would take a perfect storm in time to create the need, the money, and the politics that would create in the 1860s the birth of the Sicilian Mafia.
It will take a perfect plan by Don Leonardo La Barbra to save his ancient family’s estate and business from his weak son and his twin uncles who now control it all. A bred male for a near-impossible job was trained from birth to be a solder, analytical thinker, and to be a fearless leader in any situation.
The publics’ hunger for Mafia stories shows an interest in power and revenge, but where did it come from and what was the cause for its growth and success. The answer to those questions brought interesting answers and the bases for this literary novel.
By Steve Kravetz
A baby boy was found in the early morning hours of August 18, 1843, at the front gates of the Villa De la Rose in the Enna province of Sicily. His dark green eyes looking out inquisitively from the interior of the picker‘s basket. The child, a month or so old, was bare to the world except for a small metal of Saint Tomas of Arimathea, around his thin neck. The boy’s carpet of dark red hairs was just starting to cover his large head. The mysterious baby was immediately adopted by the estate and given the name Tomaso for his Saint. Though, he was forever to be known as, Masso.