Billy Salviati just wants to be a good soldier, to follow orders, and live under the radar. It's all going well until he meets Hettie Warshaw one night on a dark street in Hell's Kitchen. Then his life unravels. Saraceno is the story of a hit man whose good looks are equalled only by his magical gift for friendship. He survives the vicissitudes of good looks, but his gift for friendship puts him in the crosshairs of both friends and enemies.
Not many writers about the Mafia listened to the notorious Frank Costello, Vito Genovese, and Tony Gallo drinking marsala and chatting in a kitchen, but Djelloul Marbrook, author of Saraceno, did, and he celebrates it with a poet's ear in this haunting, unique tale of redemption.