480 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
February 6, 2014
Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446567353
ISBN - 13: 9780446567350
About the Book
As part of the Bovaro family, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime, violence is passed down and becomes a way of life. Torn between his duty to his family and his love--the dangerous, yet vulnerable mafioso must choose between the destiny his family carved out for him, and a future unlike anything he's ever imagined.
From the Publisher
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.
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.
THE EXCEPTIONS is his second novel.
"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!"