Fearing nothing but God, Monsignor Lessari, and the darkness that could seize his soul, Anthony Martino battles Sheriff Bull Terrance, Judge Archer, and those who would take the life of his deceased friend's unborn child. Through it all he relies on the Monsignor for spiritual guidance and the forgiveness of his sins—including murder.
Anthony Martino was a solitary killer until he met Samantha, a skilled thief with a dark desire Anthony was willing to satisfy. As the bodies pile up, Anthony tells a friend, "These killings are getting to me." Will he be able to continue until his loved ones are safe? When he is told that one final killing must be done, he fears for his soul. Will Anthony do it, or will he hear the thunder and be destroyed by the lightning?
Love and joy fill the highest region of the afterworld, while suffering and a sense of nothingness engulf the lowest. Between the two is Nowhere, a place of uncertainty where one may stay a long time, but no one stays forever. Inhabitants of Nowhere have done both extreme good and extreme evil in their lives on Earth. Many have also played important roles in world events. This novel tells a story of how John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, and Ernest Hemingway come together in the middle region of the afterworld. Maybe one day they will be forgiven for all their misdeeds and shortcomings. In the meantime, the three discuss everything from the investigation into Kennedy’s assassination to Hemingway’s religious views.
Then Salvatore arrives. Sal is not famous or admired around the world for anything; he is a violent Italian criminal who loves the Virgin Mary. Will he lead the group to the region of joy and love or the region of emptiness and despair? Join these four around the card table as they challenge one another’s thinking with humor and insight about such historic events as the Vietnam War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more, while undergoing the process determining their own ultimate fate.
When Martino is asked to give a presentation about organized crime to a college class in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, he is happy to accept. A former professor, Tony enjoys provoking thoughts and emotions in students. The same day he receives the professor’s request, he receives an e-mail message from a member of New York City's most powerful crime family requesting to see him. He also accepts this invitation.
When Ernie Valadi, Martino’s nemesis from high school, taunts him and accuses him of being a con man, Martino challenges him to a fight. Will this fight be any different from their past entanglements? To what extent will Martino extract his revenge? A deeply religious man, will Martino be forgiven for his sins? Is he correct in his assumption that Some Men Need Killing?