We Do What We Must

We Do What We Must

An immigrant Sicilian family triumphs over The Mafia in turn of the century New Orleans, just not in the way they'd planned.

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  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2022 – Best Historical Fiction

This fictionalized tale recounts the story of the true life Giacona family, who emigrated from Sicily to New Orleans in the 1890s. They came to the US to escape the influence of The Mafia, only to be confronted by the same challenges in the New World.

Pietro and Corrado, father and son, do what they must to defend their family and business from the dreaded Black Hand, as well as powerful organized crime families. They proceed the only way they know how, through bravery, guile, and tough choices. Although committed to living as ‘Honest Italians,’ their choices lead them down a perilous path.

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Supporting PDF Files (Bonus Material) from the eBook:

June 17, 1908 – First Article after Shooting
July 10, 1908 – Gioconas Held, but Allowed Bail
April 14, 1910 – Barracca Fiendish Vendetta Victim

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award


Pinnacle Book Achievement Award –
Fall 2022 – Best Historical Fiction




Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 162253736X
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-736-5
5 x 8 x 0.5884 (0.632 Lbs)
260 Pages (28/carton, but you can order in any quantity from 1 up)
List Price: $17.95


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Richard Robbins – Author
Lane Diamond – Editor, Interior Designer
Kris Norris – Cover Artist
Timothy G. Little – Audiobook Narrator/Producer

Series: by Richard Robbins, Book 4
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Crime, Family Saga, Historical, Literary
Tags: Audiobook, Autographed Paperback, eBook, Paperback, Superfan Special, Walmart
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2022
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 59,515 Words
Narrator: Timothy G. Little
ISBN: 9781622537365
List Price: $17.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $14.95 Audiobook List Price (May Be Adjusted By Retailers)
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