The Strange Death of Father Candy
By Les Roberts
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312566333, 275pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
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Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti has been long estranged from his family. His late parents were close to the ruling mob clan in Youngstown, his sister was a bad-tempered and dissatisfied nag, and his middle brother was a corruptible police lieutenant. But in 1985, their oldest brother Richard Candiotti---beloved by every Italian Catholic in Youngstown as “Father Candy”---dies, and Dominick returns home for the funeral.
Dominick is greatly disturbed by Richard’s death, which has been ruled a suicide. Dissatisfied with this answer, he sets out to find the truth, revealing secrets and coming face-to-face with brutality and violence.
Award-winning author Les Roberts pens a riveting and moving tale about walking the fragile tightrope between love and hatred.