THIS IS AN ADVANCED READER COPY ONLY - A poignant tale of extreme hardship, anguish and love where one man must decide whether he'll accept life's circumstances surrounding the coveted, sacred Italian tenant of 'Omerta' for the sake of his Family.
Alosio's heart, mind and soul burned with the memory of his beloved Sera' and memories leading to his departing from her company. In the years to follow, Alosio would become so hardened by the world that he wouldn't be able to bring himself to vocally express his love, his cold nature would become notorious. For now, however and until they met again, she bestowed upon him a kiss that would last as the sustenance of his love for her. He could not but exhale one breath without feeling her within him. As their lips parted for the last time in some years, she prayed and said, "Whenever you despair, whenever you think of me, speak these words and remember they are mine. I ask the angels of light to stand at the gateway of my soul, please protect me from all negativity, except that from which I need for my learning".