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“You’re sure this is where he’s hiding?” I ask my younger brother, Luca,
flicking my gaze up and down the ancient apartment complex through the
bulletproof window of the Bentayga. The rust-stained building looks more
like a death trap than a habitable dwelling. Windows are boarded up in
places, with graffiti declaring it gang territory. I assume the walls were tan
at one point, though it wasn’t any time in recent memory.
The parking lot is pitted and cracked, with entire sections of cement
buckling. Brown patches of dead grass are scattered at random intervals
throughout the yard. The swing-set off to the side of the building is broken,
the chains long since rusted. The only piece of equipment on the small
playground still in working order is the metal slide. Even that has large
dents in it and a missing rung on the ladder. The picnic tables are broken.
How do people live like this? It’s a far cry from Diego’s luxury
penthouse on The Loop. If he’s hiding out here, he’s gone as far
underground in Chicago as he can go without vanishing from the city
entirely. As if there’s a rock big enough to hide him from my reach.
Pezzo di merda. Piece of shit. He’s been dropping bodies all over
Tommaso Genovese’s territory and leaving a trail that leads right back to
“No,” Luca says from the shadows beside me.
“Then why are we here?” I flick my stony gaze from the building to my
He reclines against the seatback, hands loose at his sides, dark eyes
focused out the window. He looks perfectly at ease, but I know better.
Thanks to Diego Butera, my younger brother is a powder keg ready to blow.
He’s not the only one, though I keep a tight leash on my anger,
appearing as cold and emotionless as ever. I’m not. Inside, I’m seething with
fury. Thanks to the machinations of our fucking lawyer, we may be tottering
on the edge of war with the Genovese family. And we’re currently so deep
in the Latin Kings’ territory, I’d be surprised if every gangbanger in
Humboldt doesn’t know we’re here by now.
I haven’t set foot in enemy territory in a decade. The Kings are no
match for my family—no one is anymore. But I didn’t get this far being
foolish. I may have let my father shackle me to his fucking empire to spare
my twin brother, Nico, a life in chains, but I have no intention of letting it
It’s been two decades since Nico last spoke to me of his own free will.
But he’s alive and he’s free. Luca and Gabriel, our youngest brother, are
alive too. I haven’t kept us safe this long just to die in a fucking drive-by.
It’ll take more than a gangbanger with a pistol and a pipe dream to take
down the Valentino family.
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