The prequel novella to the Queen of Spades Thrillers.
Eva Lucia Santella was born into the family business. For as long as she could remember, she ran errands for her father, brothers and dozens of uncles in the village of Reggio di Calabria. It was only when Eva reached her teen years that she realized just what type business her family was involved in: the ‘Ndrangheta.
The family business was murder, extortion, kidnapping.
She was seventeen when her father and three brothers were arrested and sent to prison. At first she only conveyed messages from her father in prison. But then when he was betrayed, she killed his enemy and the mafia bosses accepted her nomination to become a donna d’onore. A woman of honor.
By the time she was 19, she was the most powerful mob boss in Southern Italy. The villagers called her The Saint because she took from the greedy rich and gave to the needy.
But then everything changes when she refuses to join forces with other Mafiosi starting a sex trade operation.
The powerful Italian mafia, with deadly fingers that stretch across continents, now has her in it sights.
And they will pay handsomely to whomever takes her life.
Even Eva’s deadly assassin skills may not save her this time.