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The Exceptions

by David Cristofano

Grand Central Publishing | August 20, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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From David Cristofano, the Edgar® Award-nominated author of The Girl She Used to Be, comes a poignant, darkly witty story about the ties that bind us together . . . and the choices that rip us apart.

THE EXCEPTIONS

No loose ends. It''s the Bovaro family motto. As part of the Bovaro clan, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime, Jonathan knows what he must do: take out Melody Grace McCartney, the woman whose testimony can lock up his father and disgrace his entire family. The only problem: he can''t bring himself to do it.

Had Jonathan kept his silence, Melody and her parents would never have been identified and lured into the Witness Protection Program, able to run but never to hide. So he keeps her safe the only way he knows how-by vowing to clean up his own mess while acting as her shield.

But as he watches her take on another new identity in yet another new town, becoming a beautiful but broken woman, Jonathan can''t get her out of his mind . . . or his heart. From the streets of Little Italy to a refuge that promises a fresh start, Jonathan will be forced to choose between the life he''s always known, the destiny his family has carved out for him, and a future unlike anything he''s ever imagined.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: August 20, 2013

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446567361

ISBN - 13: 9780446567367

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Exceptions

by David Cristofano

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: August 20, 2013

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446567361

ISBN - 13: 9780446567367

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From David Cristofano, the Edgar® Award-nominated author of The Girl She Used to Be, comes a poignant, darkly witty story about the ties that bind us together . . . and the choices that rip us apart.

THE EXCEPTIONS

No loose ends. It''s the Bovaro family motto. As part of the Bovaro clan, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime, Jonathan knows what he must do: take out Melody Grace McCartney, the woman whose testimony can lock up his father and disgrace his entire family. The only problem: he can''t bring himself to do it.

Had Jonathan kept his silence, Melody and her parents would never have been identified and lured into the Witness Protection Program, able to run but never to hide. So he keeps her safe the only way he knows how-by vowing to clean up his own mess while acting as her shield.

But as he watches her take on another new identity in yet another new town, becoming a beautiful but broken woman, Jonathan can''t get her out of his mind . . . or his heart. From the streets of Little Italy to a refuge that promises a fresh start, Jonathan will be forced to choose between the life he''s always known, the destiny his family has carved out for him, and a future unlike anything he''s ever imagined.

About the Author

David Cristofano has worked for different branches of the Federal Government for over fifteen years, serving such agencies as the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense. His debut novel, The Girl She Used To Be, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. He currently works in the Washington DC area where he lives with his wife, son, and daughter.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a compulsively readable, skillfully constructed first novel with well-drawn characters and a plot that twists and turns to what seems the best possible conclusion, marking Cristofano as a writer to watch!"
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