To get people interested, I have decided to put a four page excerpt from my upcoming Novel. Today I am posting the first two pages. The book is called The Medallion. It is book one of a Trilogy series. The series is called, “A Christian Mafia” and it is about an 18-year-old atheist girl who gets called by God to tell the gospel to the boss of the Italian Mafia. It takes place in New York/New Jersey. It is during a time where the Russian Mafia and the Italian Mafia are at war.
That night, Semyon went to the storage unit that he has rented in a miscellaneous name. The storage unit consists of the following:
• Three generators
• One chair
• One long table
• A desktop computer
• A laptop
• And a cougar
A cougar or what the Italians call a Rotti (short for Rottweiler) is a nickname for what the FBI uses to tap and track people’s calls. The Italian mafia took the Stingray they got a few years ago, which is used mainly to track the location of cell phones, and a Roving Bug, which is used to tap people’s cell phones, even while they are not in use, and made one machine out of the two that can track any item that exists and records any sound that is within fifty feet of that item. They re-named their machine to The Rotti. The Russians eventually heard of this machine and made an offer that the Italians could not refuse. But the machine they gave the Russians only did so much. Instead of a fifty feet radius for the items they tapped, it only had a five feet radius. But the Russians didn’t care about that. They were more interested in the location aspect of the machine more than anything else. They would worry about what the person had to say when they had the person in their territory.
He turned on all his equipment that was hooked up to the generators. Once he had everything running, he picked up the phone that was connected to the cougar and dialed the number that was above the first picture. It went straight to voicemail. Not long enough to trace. But long enough to know that the phone was located in the Bronx. He called the next number. It rang. It rang again. It rang a third time and someone picked up the phone.
“Hello?” answered a woman.
“Hi. I am with the phone company and you were chosen for the special rates that we are featuring this month. These rates are only available for the next ten days and we would love for you to take advanta…” Semyon was cut off by the lady.
“Oh, I’m sorry, this is not my phone. Hold on…YEFRAM…COME GET YOUR PHONE!” Semyon just needed a few more seconds. He was delighted to have confirmation on the man’s name.
“Hello?” Yefram answered. “Who’s this?”
“Good Evening, Sir. I am calling to offer you some very special rates from your cell phone company. These rates are only available for the next ten days and we would love to see you save some money this month. May I ask how much you are paying on your current plan, sir?” Semyon asked.
“Oh, no thank you. I’m switching to prepay.” Yefram said and hung up. No worries, Semyon thought. He got exactly what he needed. Next stop, Astoria, Queens.
It was a drive to the location that Semyon was trying to get to. He took two of Vadim’s men with him to do the dirty work for him. He didn’t feel like getting his hands dirty tonight. When they finally got there, they arrived in front of a brownstone a few blocks away from the water front. There were a couple blocks of brownstones before you got to the projects. They drove to the end of the block and parked there. Then they walked up to the house and knocked on the door. Semyon had his piece of paper out to make sure this was the guy they were looking for. A lady answered the door.
“Hello? Can I help you?” she asked. She was young, about twenty-three years old.
“Yes, please. Where here to see Yefram. Is he here?” Semyon asked. All three of them had on big smiles.
“Sure, hold on. YEFRAM…DOOR! He’ll be right with you,” she said with a smile and went back in. One of the guys who were with Semyon put his foot in the doorway to stop the door from closing. He was about to go in when Semyon stopped him. He shook his head and the guy stepped back. Semyon saw a guy through the window walking towards the door.
“Hello. Uh, what can I do for you?” Yefram asked. Semyon took a look at the picture and nodded to the two guys that were with him. They both grabbed an arm and started pulling him away from the house.
I hoped you enjoyed the first part of my soon to be new release! Stay tuned for part two of my upcoming Novel, The Medallion.