BOYSTOWN Season Three

Jake Biondi
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“As the bomb exploded, it filled the area with thick, black smoke and flaming debris. It would be a while before the smoke cleared and hotel security could see the extent of the damage. Everyone hoped it would be the best new year ever.” --BOYSTOWN Season Two 

It’s a race against time to save those caught in the New Year’s Eve explosion. The survivors may not be the lucky ones as they struggle to restore normalcy to their lives. As the smoke clears, families are torn apart and lives are permanently altered. Even more dangerous than the bomb, the Mancini-Ciancio feud heats up as family members fight for control and survival. At the same time, Jesse Morgan faces the fallout from his plan to break up his mother and her husband, Keith Colgan works to keep his past from destroying his future, Rachel Carson begins a plan that may have deadly consequences, and the search for the fourth Mancini brother reveals secrets that threaten to tear relationships apart forever. It all culminates in a fabulous fundraiser like none that anyone in Boystown has ever experienced. 

Welcome home to BOYSTOWN!

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Jake Biondi began BOYSTOWN in June of 2013 as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email him demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster.  They also had suggestions for future storylines.  Excited by and grateful for his readers’ responses to BOYSTOWN, Biondi began to write and release installments more quickly. 

 

In November of 2013, Biondi moved BOYSTOWN offline and published the first ten installments in book form as BOYSTOWN Season One.  The book became an international hit, with fans all over the globe clamoring for more.  BOYSTOWN Season Two was published in July of 2014. Season Three was released on May 1, 2015, Season Four was released on November 13, 2015, Season Five was released on June 1, 2016, Season Six was released on December 16, 2016, Season Seven was released on July 7, 2017, and Season Eight was released on February 14, 2018.

 

Because of the popularity of the book series, fans have suggested that BOYSTOWN be turned into a television series.  Biondi recently completed the TV scripts for the first season of BOYSTOWN and hopes to bring the series to television in the very near future. 

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Jake Biondi
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Published on
Apr 29, 2016
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Pages
442
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ISBN
9781511823722
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English
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This updated and expanded new edition continues the theme of the first edition of emphasizing the substantial growth of street gangs throughout the world. Although a substantial amount of research on street gangs has been conducted in recent decades, much of it has focused on the United States. This book summarizes much of the research being conducted in many other countries where the street gang phenomenon is currently developing, which includes poverty, the retreat of the state, increasing income inequality, urbanization, population growth, exploitation, marginalization, underground economies, racism, and ethnocentrism. The introductory section of the text addresses important topics on the various definitions of gangs and youth subcultures and presents methodological issues concerning the measurement of street gang activity in different countries. The second section offers an overview of the primary studies and most recent findings regarding American street gangs. The third section discusses recent and historical findings about street gangs in Europe and highlights studies in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Eastern European bloc. The fourth section provides current research on the Western Hemisphere and focuses on Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Trinidad, Ecuador, Tobago, and El Salvador and further examines the influence of American-style gangs on the region. Section five addresses street gangs in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea with special emphasis on Russia. The sixth section discusses the emerging street gang activity in Africa and Australia, as well as many of the island nations of the Pacific Ocean. The final section compares gang research from the various parts of the world and projects universal trends. This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview of worldwide street gang activity stressing those features that are shared by all gangs regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or gender, and postulates what the future holds for street gangs throughout the world.

Richard Price, Academy Award nominated screenwriter and mainstream author of The Wanderers says,
"I read through [Lost Boys of the Bronx] in one sitting - It was GREAT!"

Straight from the streets of the mid-1960s Bronx comes a book about one of the borough's most feared gangs - The Ducky Boys. While their unusual name alone might contradict their reputation, in the Norwood/Bainbridge section of the Bronx their appearances provoked an ominous dread. So much so, that when Richard Price needed inspiration for a terrifying gang in his novel (and later movie) The Wanderers, he knew exactly which gang to choose.

Lost Boys of the Bronx

tells the story of the Ducky Boys in their own words. It is a story of how a few pre-teen kids in the Botanical Gardens turned into a gang of hundreds - and a gang so alarming that rumors of their arrival would shut down local schools.

This is also a study of the mostly Irish Bronx neighborhood in which the Ducky Boys were born, and where so many of the Ducky kids got caught up in the tumultuous times of the '60s where their fierce loyalty was the only thing that got them through.

This is not your typical gang book. It neither praises nor demonizes the gang for the things they did, but rather simply reports what happened - warts and all. You'll see the truth behind the Ducky Boys' gang - their lives, their loves, their pranks and crimes, and so much more.

To borrow from a particular product's slogan - with a name like the Ducky Boys, you knew they HAD to be tough.

“Bright sunshine sparkled on the fresh layer of snow that coated the ground of the cemetery.  Dressed in black overcoats, friends and family members of the deceased, many of whom had attended the burial of another loved one just days earlier, stood in rows like soldiers as they watched the flower-covered casket slowly being lowered into the ground.  Those closest to the grave gently tossed additional roses onto the casket as it made its descent.  A priest, dressed in white, stood solemnly at the head of the grave offering a final blessing for the Mancini brother being laid to rest.  Saying goodbye can be one of the most difficult events in a person’s life.”   --BOYSTOWN Season Seven

 

The shocking deaths of two beloved Boystown residents bring heartache and uncertainty to the lives of all who knew them.  As family and friends grieve, the search begins for Joyelle Mancini and her daughter, who find themselves in the captivity of a madman.  In the meantime, Aiden Carmichael continues his plan to destroy the Ciancio and Mancini families.

 

During the height of the holiday season, two strangers descend upon Boystown.  The dashing Victor DelVecchio and the sexy Brad Ward arrive in Chicago just as several couples come to crossroads in their relationships.  While some vow to move forward together and others choose to move in different directions individually, Victor and Brad have plans of their own which will permanently impact the Boystown landscape.

 

As Christmas approaches, a startling murder leaves a killer on the loose.  With the arrival of the worst blizzard in Chicago history, someone struggles to keep his true identity from his friends, an evil plan tears apart one of Boystown’s most prominent couples, and several unforeseen events result in life-threatening situations for members of the Ciancio and Mancini families.

 

There’s no place like BOYSTOWN! 

“Cole struggled to free himself as the fire engulfed the bed around him. He then heard muffled voices and the sound of the front door of the apartment being broken down. ‘Derek, no! It’s a trap!’ Cole yelled as loudly as he could. ‘He has a gun! It’s a trap!’ The flames in the room spread to the carpeting and up the wall as Cole continued to scream. ‘It’s a trap! It’s a trap!’ Filling the room with black smoke, the flames raged over Cole as the sounds of two gunshots in the other room echoed in his ears.” -BOYSTOWN Season Six 

The mission to rescue Cole O’Brien from the captivity of a deranged fan takes a tragic turn as several people are rushed to the hospital. At the same time, emergency crews make a desperate attempt to save Gino Ciancio and Justin Mancini who are trapped in their car at the bottom of Lake Michigan. And Dustin Mitchell’s return to Chicago places him at the center of a brutal battle that leaves a dear friend fighting for his life. Inside their family crypt, Marco Ciancio and Camille Ciancio find themselves forever bound by murder as they unearth a family secret that will forever change the trajectory of the Ciancio-Mancini feud. Meanwhile, a family crisis brings the Mancini brothers together in sorrow, the search for Joyelle Mancini’s daughter takes an unexpected turn, and Jensen Stone struggles to accept life in prison. The opening gala for the Ciancio-Mancini Youth Center sets the stage for number of live-altering events. Cardinal Franco Armani unleashes a plot to destroy several of his enemies, while the police use the event to lure a criminal out of hiding. The sinister Aiden Carmichael reveals his true motives, which have the potential to destroy several relationships. And the fight for Joyelle Mancini’s heart puts two men in a life-threatening situation. It all culminates in the most shocking deaths in the entire BOYSTOWN series. 

There’s no place like BOYSTOWN! 

“The gun fired in one direction and then in another direction soon after, causing quick flashes of light and sound. Blood splattered in every direction. From the pier, three bodies could be seen falling from the deck into the dark waters of the lake. The water disturbed by the bodies splashed high into the air and then calmed as the smoke from the fired guns slowly dissipated into the air. The moonlight danced on the surface of Lake Michigan without a care in the world.” -BOYSTOWN Season Five 

While divers search underwater for victims of the yacht shootings, rescue crews search the rubble of the hotel explosion for survivors and detectives search for Cole O’Brien and Joyelle Mancini’s newborn daughter. Meanwhile, Keith Colgan rushes Michael Martinez to St. Joseph Hospital in a desperate attempt to save his life. Some live and some die, but from the tragedy and devastation, an unlikely hero emerges. As Camille Ciancio gets closer to solving the mystery of the body found beneath the Mancini winery, members of the Mancini family scramble to keep their secret buried. Camille continues to manipulate Mateo Martinez, this time to finally get her hands on the elusive key that her brother left behind. At the same time, Keith struggles to keep his past from resurfacing and Jensen Stone finds himself at the center of a trial that could cost him his friends, his relationship, and his freedom. Preparations for the Halloween gala rekindle passion between former lovers and tear other couples apart. Cardinal Franco Armani and Max Taylor form an unlikely and unholy alliance that impacts the lives of several people around them -- and Boystown’s newest resident, Ethan Anderson, finds himself at the center of the war between the Ciancios and the Mancinis. Everything culminates in a costume party that brings about two marriage proposals, a frantic rescue mission, sinister schemes, a deadly crash, and a shocking revelation that rocks Boystown to its core. 

There’s no place like BOYSTOWN!

“‘They’re in the air. Everything went smoothly. After what I did to that plane, none of them will make it to California alive.’ Ben smiled as he turned around to look back toward the jet, now far away on the horizon. The passengers on board celebrated two upcoming weddings, completely unaware that their rejoicing would be cut short from the doom Ben had unleashed on them. Stars twinkled in the night sky as if welcoming the plane into heaven. The moon cast an eerie glow over the beautiful city beneath it.” -BOYSTOWN Season Four 

As rescue crews search for survivors at the site of the fiery plane crash, Logan Pryce is rushed to the hospital in an attempt to save his life. At the same time, Dr. Mateo Martinez works to save the lives of two men and Joyelle Mancini copes with the shocking results of her baby’s paternity test. While the Mancini and Ciancio families mourn the loss of family members, the past and present collide with the arrival of Camille Ciancio, a woman bent on revenge who wastes no time implementing her plan to destroy the Mancini family once and for all. The loss of loved ones also brings former lovers together and tears others apart. Plus, the arrival of a stranger to Boystown impacts several residents in ways that alter their lives forever. Summer in Chicago sizzles with Pride celebrations, the excitement of Market Days, a memorable ground-breaking ceremony, and an unforeseen engagement. It all leads up to a double-wedding event that brings evil schemes to light and plunges the lives of many Boystown residents into peril. 

There’s no place like BOYSTOWN!

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