Crime & Prison Drama - First in a trilogy * Novels and Screenplays Completed "Rules Of The Game is a dramatically compelling novel, crackling with authenticity, and relentlessly honest in its portrayal of prison life at a time when the U.S. has become a gulag society." - Dr. Clive Leeman, PhD, English and African Literature - Synopsis - Adrian Cabraal viewed himself as a good family man, and in many ways he was. But there was that other side of him, the one that lived life in the fast lane with its big risks, big money, and heavy hitters. Now Adrian has changed, and so have his values. He wants out, but he’s waited too long. Betrayed to Federal Agents, he’s forced to decide between becoming a government informer and jeopardizing his family – or risking a thirty-year prison term. After choosing the road less traveled, he enters the dark netherworld of a maximum security Federal Penitentiary where he quickly discovers that living between written laws and unwritten codes means walking a fine and dangerous line. On one hand there’s mob boss Carmine Ruffino, the friend of an old friend who’s supposed to look after Adrian in exchange for his silence. Then there are the prison officials who want Adrian to set up Ruffino, or face an off-the-record execution at the hands of their own henchmen. Finally, there’s the murderous convict Adrian crosses, who’s committed to making sure Adrian never gets out alive to rejoin the loved ones who refuse to abandon him. Life is difficult in a world with no safe havens, and there isn’t even room to breathe. - Endorsements - - Nicholas Pileggi, Author / Screenwriter - Goodfellas, Casino, City Hall, American Gangster "I've known Bruce for a long time, and am familiar with his work. He writes with such conviction because he's been there and done it." - David Black, Award Winning Author / Screenwriter - Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and Former Executive Producer CSI: Miami. "Bruce is a wonderful writer who drags his reader through his book by the heart." - Louis Gossett, Jr. Oscar Winner for An Officer and a Gentleman, four Emmy's, three Golden Globes "Bruce is a prolific, well seasoned writer..." - Dr. Clive Leeman, PhD, English and African Literature - "Rules Of The Game is a dramatically compelling novel, crackling with authenticity, and relentlessly honest in its portrayal of prison life when the U.S. has become a gulag society." - Susan Forrest, Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist. - "Bruce Fitzpatrick writes about what he knows. This is not a milk and cookies book, most people in 'The Life' end up in a penitentiary or a cemetery."
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Bruce Fitzpatrick is a former Los Angeles based professional screenwriter, mainstream published novelist, editor, biographer and ghost writer. His many original and writer-for-hire works and film adaptations have included crime, science fiction, swords & sorcery, romantic comedy, thrillers, action/adventure, sports, comedy and family fare.
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Book Description Xlibris Corporation, 2004. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781413461039