An Anthony Provati Literary Thriller
This time, Anthony’s libido threatens his life. Anthony Provati flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov’s mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme.
ISIL’s targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?
Anthony is a piano player and a nice guy, but his better judgment goes out the window whenever he is confronted with a beautiful woman. He is ill-equipped to cope with the threats of a seasoned Russian mobster, and soon finds himself in the unlikely role of unofficial investigator as he tries to keep himself and the women he loves safe. The course of events brings him in to the middle of conflicts between Italian, Colombian, Jewish, and Russian mobsters.
The author has created a somewhat disturbing scenario where Russian mobsters help ISIL prepare for a major terrorist attack. Disturbing not because of the details, disturbing because it strikes home with respect to the threat from terror faced around the world today. Anthony is not a spy or a government agent – he happens on the details and does his best to pass the info on to the relevant authorities – with predicable and unpredictable results. Spanning four continents and multiple cultures, Appointment with ISIL was an interesting read.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary ARC of this book. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
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About the Author
Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jane, have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands. They now live in Texas.
Joe’s stories have appeared in more than ninety magazines including The Monarch Review, The Saturday Evening Post, decomP, The Summerset Review, and Shenandoah. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. His second novel, Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller was recently released by HSE.