Author Paul Albano’s new book “Hope Is the Last to Die” is a riveting drama set amid the ancient beauty- and long reach of mafia influence- in southern Italy

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Recent release “Hope Is the Last to Die” from Page Publishing author Paul Albano is a gripping and potent crime thriller centered on the perilous life of con man Jimmy Ford, who desperately seeks to escape his past and the ruthless Mafia family that has an iron grip on his future.

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Paul Albano, a passionate writer, social studies teacher, and real estate agent in southern Connecticut, has published his new book “Hope Is the Last to Die”: a spellbinding drama that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

Con-artist Jimmy Ford has coerced, stolen, and cheated. Now, in the aftermath of an unspeakable chain of events, Jimmy lands in Naples, Italy, to clear his conscience and dismiss the poisonous notion of inevitable misery from his life. He seeks the help of his cousin Nina, who resides in Naples, all while keeping the truth of what really brought him to Italy away from Nina for as long as possible.

But past lives are difficult to forget, and old tricks are even harder to dispose of as Jimmy accidentally witnesses a brutal act committed by the local mafia, the Camorra. Aiding him through his initial struggle of what to do next is Arianna, a woman who is a prisoner of a failing relationship and whose life ambition is to find happiness and beauty. It is only when Jimmy decides to use his con artist tactics on the Camorra do both he and Arianna try to discover a lost hope in their respective lives. What stands in their way of success are past mistakes, which pull along familiar friends and foes as Arianna and Nina inadvertently get tangled into Jimmy’s greatest web of lies and deceit in order to not only save himself but his new love and old.

“Hope Is the Last to Die” shines a unique perspective on the Neapolitan saying “La speranza è l’ultima a morire” as this crime thriller examines how one man attempts to battle fate while taken on a journey through the past, along the present, and into the future of a protagonist the literary world has not seen since Jay Gatsby and a conclusion that will leave readers utterly shocked.

Published by Page Publishing, Paul Albano’s engrossing book is a fast-paced and superb choice for avid crime fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Hope Is the Last to Die” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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