||Are You Lonesome Tonight?
A woman's epic tale of her secret love affair with Elvis Presley
and the daughter she never revealed. This expansive account offers
an intimate portrayal of Elvis dating from before he was famous
to the day he died. The book was extremely controversial when
it was released in 1987. Some questioned its authenticity. However,
it has stood the test of time and has been subsequently verified
by famed handwriting expert Charles Hamilton, among others. The
story itself makes it clear how such a deeply personal relationship
could have been hidden from Elvis' closest associates.
||Get Me Ellis Rubin!
A dramatic ride through the American legal system with flamboyant
Florida defense attorney Ellis Rubin of "television intoxication"
fame. Rubin, a champion of the underdog, is a real life Perry
Mason whose most famous cases are covered here. Traveling with
Rubin during the writing of the book, I helped solve a murder
mystery in Delaware, enabling Rubin to free a wrongly accused
||Quitting The Mob
Former Colombo Mafia family "Yuppie Don" Michael Franzese
-- the highest ranking mobster to turn his back on the much feared
criminal organization -- details how he made his historic escape.
Franzese gave up his billion-dollar empire to win the love of
a beautiful Mexican-American dancer from Los Angeles. Franzese,
who has resisted the witness protection program, remains alive
and well today.
||What's In It For Me?
Wild times in Arizona as a colorful, fast-talking mob associate,
Joe Stedino, goes undercover and bribes a passel of local politicians
in a hugely successful political sting. The book is as hilarious
as it is shocking, and provides one of the most penetrating inside
looks at American politics that you'll ever experience.
||Angels of Emergency
Ride along under the flashing lights as paramedics and EMTs from
across the nation share their most exciting, dramatic, frightening,
spooky and tragic rescue stories. The accounts are weaved around
the unique perspective of my co-author, Donna Theisen, an empty-nest
syndrome mom who became a medic late in life after her last child
||The Pena Files
An international, corporate private detective who takes only
million-dollar cases battles everyone from the IRS to the Mob.
This is an upscale, true-life version of the classic private
||Taming The Beast
Taking up where Helter Skelter left off, Taming the Beast
chronicles the prison years of infamous 1960s cult-leader Charles
Manson. Charlie's notorious family is alive and well, while Charlie
himself has continued to raise hell despite his incarceration.
My co-author in this project, Ed George, was the corrections
administrator in charge of Manson for nearly two decades. It's
interesting to see how the diminutive, master manipulator gets
inside Ed's head and nearly destroys his life.
It would have been easy to think only of myself
and run to Elvis. I wanted to, but I couldn't. There were too
many people who would have been hurt. He was so trusting. Those
who betrayed him injured him more deeply than anyone knew. I
played my part. I hid a secret that nearly destroyed us both.
-- from Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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you are about to enter is stimulating and exotic. Here you'll
find a unique array of original books and screenplays -- both
fiction and non-fiction, published and soon-to-be published,
produced and yet to be produced. Whatever your personal tastes,
peccadillos and interests, there's certain to be something to
catch your fancy.
My entire body was powering up for a fight
to the death. And that was my problem. Instead of banding together
and going out in a blaze of gunfire, I knew that Dad would want
us to walk into that room at our scheduled times like lambs to
the slaughter and passively accept whatever fate the Mob decreed.
-- from Quitting the Mob
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