The story revolves around an African-American—Paul, taken under the wing of a Sicilian-American Crime Boss—Rafael Visconti, and thrust into the cold universe of New York’s underworld at a tender age by cruel, implacable fate. The story gives vivid accounts of his education in the Mafia’s way and their strange world, his knowledge of his past, the strains and tension in his new family, and the distrustfulness and treachery of his new world. The story shows how Paul must learn to thrive in a quick-changing world of the underworld, show where his loyalty lies, and avenge or make peace with the past which now reared its head in the present.
‘The World Under’ is a bold exploration into uncharted territory in New York’s underworld and the Sicilian-American Cosa Nostra.
The novel rich in intrigues and twists is for lovers of crime stories, novels and movies, and has all the necessary ingredients that makes up a good thriller. ‘The World Under’ has the cliff-hanging and thrilling narrative of ‘The Godfather’, as well as the page-turning capabilities and adventures of ‘Sleepers and Apaches’ and ‘Gangster’.