Paradox: Book One of the Paradox Trilogy

4.95 out of 5
(38 customer reviews)


Read BOOK ONE in the exciting Paradox trilogy!

True-life incidents make for exciting action in David Steece’s blistering story based on his own extraordinary experiences with the criminal mind, sexual exploitation, and corrupt politics. Paradox is filled with colorful, larger-than-life characters and interspersed with real-life documents from Steece’s criminal rap sheet…

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Read BOOK ONE in the exciting Paradox trilogy!
True-life incidents make for exciting action in David Giordano-Steece’s blistering story based on his own extraordinary experiences with the criminal mind, sexual exploitation, and corrupt politics. Paradox is filled with colorful, larger-than-life characters and interspersed with real-life documents from Giordano-Steece’s criminal rap sheet, ownership of gambling casinos, and his late conversion to law enforcement.
Like the two faces of the Roman God Janus, David Giordano-Steece’s Paradox portrays Blackie—Steece’s street name—as a connected gangster; a sociopath…nefarious, vindictive and egomaniacal. Then, conversely, it reveals him to be a true crime detective and a warm, humorous family guy; a doting father who adores his “angel” daughters.

38 reviews for Paradox: Book One of the Paradox Trilogy

  1. 5 out of 5


    Why’d you do it? What made you decide to work with the DA to bring down Dozier? Do I have to get book two? Book three? (Don’t worry about me spending too much money on this stuff. I got connections too, bro. I already got a chick lined up who will loan me HER copies! Ha-ha!) Seriously, I was amazed, reading Paradox, at all the scams you pulled off. You have an unusual skill set. When I grow up, I wanna be just like you (only better looking)!

  2. 5 out of 5


    loved the book. Your writing style made it an easy and yet exciting read.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Well first off let me start by saying that this is an amazing book. It shows a side of the mafia that you don’t see in movies for sure. Blackie is a man who has truly lived an incredible life. If you are interested in the mafia then this first hand account is for you. I’m from Louisiana and I had no idea that our state hosted one of the most interesting men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Im proud to call this man my friend. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. You won’t regret it.

  4. 5 out of 5


    When I picked up Paradox for the first time, I had no idea that it would be so compelling. My advice to you is before starting to read it, find a very comfortable chair because it’s one of those books that the reader does not want to put down until the end! The way in which David Steece lays the foundation for his story is done in such a way, that it is as if you are there as an eyewitness. He uncovers the real story of his life and in the process, reveals the background and the corruption of the very governmental agencies that are sworn to uphold the law. Without giving away the storyline completely, I can say that the cold and defiant way in which he deals with violence, intrigue, and the close calls with death, will send shivers right up your spine. Then, the stories of how he thrives on his children and those closest to him….well, that’s where you learn that it truly is, david steece’s PARADOX!

  5. 5 out of 5


    A captivating story from a unique perspective, deep within the underworld. Written in a way that engulfs the reader’s perception into the dialect and setting where most are not allowed. We follow Blackie, a toughened street man with affiliations both political and nefarious, legitimate and illegal, blurring the line between right and wrong. Paradox is aptly named as the events unfold for Blackie that make it seem like it is one world or the other; however, he manages to live, no, thrive in both.

  6. 5 out of 5


    What a wonderfully insightful story to what Hollywood paints over. A great read that is not only educational into the workings of today’s Mafia, but an entertaining page-turner by a colorful character. This book will have you rushing to buy the next!

  7. 5 out of 5


    …the book, David Steece’s Paradox, casts a spell on the reader; in fact, once I started reading, I could not put it down. …captivating, creative, and very informative,. This author has created a book that is worth buying just to see how as individual can reform himself from the underworld to an example for all. I recommend it to both adults as well as young adults

  8. 5 out of 5


    We are all drawn to the tough guys, the guys who command an equal amount of respect and fear. Guys don’t get any tougher than Blackie. Paradox is a fascinating book about this incredibly complicated man who has lived an amazingly complicated life. It allows the reader to see what real life was like inside the Mafia as opposed to what we have all seen in the movies. Blackie’s story is a compelling read.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Thank you for another great photo Don Blackie! I watched the DVD last night before taking off to Fort Riley… AWESOME!!!

    Safe travels sir and may we cross paths again!

    Respectfully yours,

    Tony T Williams

    SFC, U.S. Army

  10. 5 out of 5


    Hey down south….
    Thanks for the picture. Got your card as well, can’t wait for the new book. Be safe down there… Good to hear from you. Need anything from up North, give me a shout. Bill

  11. 5 out of 5


    Master Guns! It was a pleasure meeting you today in Waxahachie. My son has not yet put the book down. I hope the movie gets made soon about your life as the world should know of your fantastic exploits.
    Semper Fidelis

  12. 5 out of 5


    I just got to finish reading Paradox and I must say I loved it. I’m gonna be getting your next 2 of the trilogy I’m hooked You’re a great writer and I’m not sure if I mentioned it before I grew up watching gangster movies so meeting u and reading your book was an awesome experience. Going looking for the other 2.

  13. 5 out of 5



    It was a pleasure meeting you and I am thoroughly enjoying Paradox. I wish you nothing but the greatest success.

    Best Wishes,


  14. 5 out of 5


    I just finished your book David Steece’s Paradox. It is incredible. I could not put it down. although, I wasn’t sure if i should hate or love you thoughout the book. Excellent read, you’ve inspired me.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Thanks for the PIC. I got it this time.
    In a life filled with uncertainty and a vast void of truth…I am certainly relieved to meet someone who lives life on the edge simply by “telling it like it is.”
    I look forward to the next book…complete with leather cover (handsome it will be).
    I sincerely wish you the greatest success.

  16. 4 out of 5


    about halfway through the book really good!. SEMPER FI!

  17. 5 out of 5


    thank you for the picture and the book. i gotta say seeing you in the mini mall at sheppard i had no idea you had lived a life like you explain in your book. Im almost done with paradox and cant wait to get your continued book. have a great day. A1C Elie

  18. 5 out of 5


    I’m really enjoying the book so far. As far as I can tell your a grade a bad ass, and that’s just through chapter 3. It was truly a pleasure to meet you. Expect me to be getting the series soon.

  19. 5 out of 5


    MGySgt Steece!

    Great book! You live the life all men wish for: a life of kicking ass,
    getting laid, and getting paid! I’ll order the second book soon. Can’t
    wait to read more.

    Very respectfully,

    Brian M. Delrosario
    Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

  20. 5 out of 5


    Thank you, fellow Brother in Arms. Paradox is turning out to be quite the page turner! Safe travels, “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face”
    MJ Amos

  21. 5 out of 5


    Thank you for the picture. My husband, read it in two days.
    He loved the book. Donna

  22. 5 out of 5


    Hey thanks the book is great! Wish i had more time to talk to you. I meant to tell you my step dad was imvolved as well and lost his life when i was 17, so its cool to be able to read your book and some how connect. You will be hearing from me often cause u remind me of my dad with your i dont give a damn attitude. Talking to you really was like talking to my dad again well until next time.

  23. 5 out of 5


    Thanks so much for the picture. Megan will be ecstatic. Enjoyed meeting you and Barb. You were right. I am almost thru with ‘Paradox’. Having trouble putting itdown, and Kent can’t wait for me to finish it so he can start it. I shouldbe starting ‘Honor’ by tomorrow. WOW! You know the Louisiana”underground” is there, but the way u word it, no doubt u werethere, because I feel like I was too! Thanks for the “education!” Best wishes and God Bless.
    Becky Vincent
    Administrative Officer
    Lake Charles ATC

  24. 5 out of 5


    Hi Blackie. Thanks for the pic. Maddie and I enjoyed meeting you Blackie. I am enjoying the book!
    Safe travels……
    Christy E

  25. 4 out of 5


    David, thanks for the picture…I am loving the book….. Blackie is quite a guy….unusual to see a tough guy be such a a great father… very nice to meet you….sheryl

  26. 5 out of 5


    Hello David,

    Paradox was a great book. I couldn’t put it down until I finished reading it. When will your next book be out? I’m standing by to purchase it and read it too.

    Thanks for the picture at the Slidell Gun Show.

    Pat Fulks

  27. 5 out of 5


    Hi Mr. Steece,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and photo. It was an honor to have the opportunity to care for you, and I am thrilled that you had such an excellent outcome. I’m currently on chapter two of your life story, and am enthralled. I’ll be sure to let Coach Davie know of your thoughts on his coaching abilities, but in truth I never envisioned myself playing in the NFL. I’ve always felt my professional life would lie within the medical profession. So while he and his staff were not my favorite, it was also my choosing. Thanks for the chuckle though! All the best in your future endeavors, I look forward to the next two books in your series. Hopefully I’ll see you under better circumstances in the future.

    Go Irish!

  28. 5 out of 5


    Thanks Blackie,

    I’m really enjoying the book. I never would have thought you were as funny as you are! Looking forward to more.



  29. 5 out of 5


    …Absolutley love the book…want another one!

  30. 5 out of 5


    Blackie, it was great meeting you today. Thanks for the photo, I love it. Semper Fi Brother.

  31. 5 out of 5


    david i am almost done. love the book!

  32. 5 out of 5


    Enjoyed meeting you in the BX, Dad had surgery and recovering, he really likes your book!
    Hopefully it won’t take him long to read it so I can read it:) Thank you for the picture.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carol Snapp

  33. 5 out of 5


    Have you published your new book yet? If so please let me know how I can get a copy.

  34. 5 out of 5


    AWESOME .. thanks Marine !
    Don’t forget to let us know when we can order your next installment !!
    Keep Smiling .. let the bastards wonder what you’re up to!

  35. 5 out of 5


    Finished to book….really enjoyed it. Hoping for a sequel!
    Mike Byrge

  36. 5 out of 5


    sir, Love the book and want your next one! have a good trip to your next location, where ever you go, be safe.

    God Speed

    A1C Santos, Martin, USAF
    338TRS, 81 TRW, Keesler AFB

  37. 5 out of 5


    We really had a great time with you and we feel so lucky that you shared your amazing story with us! Looking forward to the next book!

    Thanks, Jennifer

  38. 5 out of 5


    Mr. Steece
    It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing all about your life. I’m about halfway through the book and it’s only Christmas Day!! It is a great read!!!
    Thank you for the picture and signing our book. Look forward to the next book that is coming out. I noticed you were on facebook, we are on there too. Will you be back to the Keesler Air Force Base area when your new book comes out or will it be available via
    Thanks again and Happy New Year!!
    Buddy & Stephanie Litz (the redhead)

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