by ALEX S. AVITABILE
Revisit the “mean streets” of Jonathan Lethem’s MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN with this tale about two cousins, who grew up on those very same South Brooklyn streets and who are up against a powerful and unscrupulous bully. One is Al Forte, a highly competent and fair-minded attorney. The other is Mick Forte, a “semi-reformed” mafioso. The bully is Gordon Gilbert, the brilliant, former head of the powerhouse law firm he built, who is now a Deputy Mayor and remains as ruthless as ever.
"Occupational Hazard is a must read. Alex has a great imagination. But if you really want to know what the mean streets of South Brooklyn were like back in the day, then read my book."
—Frank DiMatteo (mobcandymag.com),
author of The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia (2016, Kensington Books)