From Edmund Aristone, ‘Boardwalk’ is a gritty tale of murder, corruption and revenge, set against the dazzling backdrop of Atlantic City. Pulled from the author’s experiences working in the murder capital of the United States, ‘Boardwalk’ might never have been published if it wasn’t for Aristone’s own grandson and a Christmas gift his family will never forget.
Cherry Hill, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/11/2014 -- Twenty years after putting pen to paper and writing his first and only novel, the last thing Edmund Aristone expected this past Christmas was to be handed an edited, bound and professionally designed copy by his grandson, which is now available for purchase through distribution channels worldwide.
It was a loving gesture that shocked the entire family – Aristone most of all.
Readers will be fascinated by the powerful story of ‘Boardwalk’ and its road to publication. The novel stands on its own as a gripping, complex and searing tale of a jaded private investigator, a ruthless gangster and the sinful landscape of Atlantic City – a place where anything can – and does – happen.
Welcome to the boardwalk of Atlantic City, where gamblers risk it all in a single toss under the glare of the bright casino lights. But private investigator Joe Moran knows what lurks in the darkness behind the glitter and glamor. A tough-as-nails ex-cop with a degree in philosophy, Joe is no stranger to Atlantic City's evils, and he works to help those who find themselves inadvertently caught up in the criminal aspects of life on the boardwalk. But when Joe takes on a new client, the stunningly beautiful wife of a murderous gangster, he finds himself facing far more than the usual corruption. Evil from his past resurfaces as a particularly vicious case comes back to haunt him. With his adversary threatening all that Joe holds dear, will he be able to hunt him down in time?
As Aristone explains, while seeing his work in print is thrilling, nothing can compare to how he feels knowing that his grandson Anthony believed in him and his writing.
“When Anthony was on the precipice of an age when he began to question the validity of concepts like miracles and fairy tales, he came to me and asked about Santa Claus. “Tell me the truth, Grandpop,” he began, “I have to know the truth. A lot of kids are arguing with me!” I told him the truth; I told him there was no Santa Claus,” says the author.
Continuing: “However, as I grew older, what my children and grandchildren, especially Anthony, taught me, is, that if you are fortunate, miracles transform into blessings and Santa Claus isn’t fictional, just relative, that he is magical like love and faith, that your understanding of him changes with age.”
“Years ago I wrote a novel called ‘Boardwalk’ which was based on a very violent period of my life,” says the author. “For my Christmas present, Anthony pulled that old novel out of a dusty drawer and had it published. No one can predict the literary success of that novel, but I know this without a doubt, even if it becomes a bestseller, that pales in comparison to a grandchild’s love.”
‘Boardwalk’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1d6v18o.
About Edmund Aristone
Having spent 10 years running a go-go bar in the #1 murder city in the Country, Edmund Aristone thought he had seen it all until he moved to Atlantic City, and learned the difference between losing one's life as opposed to losing one's soul. He brings his unique perspective to Boardwalk, a gritty, suspense-thriller surrounding life on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.