Written during the COVID 19 lockdown this rollicking tale follows the hapless Boudreaux as his attempt to earn money as a New Orleans street performer becomes an adventure through the legal system. He becomes embroiled in a hilarious trial that pits the court vs the mafia, with Boudreaux and his parrot along for the ride. The cast of characters are all real people in Blackie’s world set in fictional roles. An Unapologetically deep inside story of New Orleans, Cajun and Mafia culture. But don’t worry, a Cajun to English guide is included.
David Giordano-Steece’s Paradox
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—Giordano-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.
David Giordano-Steece’s A Question of Honor
BOOK TWO in the exciting Paradox trilogy!
Blackie could hear a ticking—feel wires connected to his body—he could still hear the explosions—like a dream. David “Blackie” Giordano-Steece, a street-tough New Orleans gangster, called a vindictive sociopath, had survived another attempt on his life. Blackie’s crew was nefarious for hijacking, shake-downs, trading women overseas, ripping off guns from armories or hired-out muscle. His arrival with his Mafia crew always carried a threat of violence. Friends loved him, enemies feared him. To most he was an enigma, best left alone. This latest attempt on his life would cause a lot of pain—for someone. Blackie and his crew would find the perpetrator—they had snitches everywhere. Blackie reacted to attempts on his life with a furious vendetta. His presence always instilled a state of intense fear, with dolore.
David Giordano-Steece’s Non Magis
The FINAL BOOK in David Giordano-Steece’s Paradox Trilogy!
In Paradox, the first volume in David Giordano-Steece’s three-part autobiography, we are introduced to the real life gangster, “Blackie.” The author peeled back the layers of corruption to reveal a world of criminality, lust and violence at the heart of the Louisiana political establishment. In A Question of Honor, Giordano-Steece leads his readers deeper into the heart of the underworld, revealing the innermost thoughts and workings of the Sicilian Mafia in the Deep South. Now, in Non Magis, Giordano-Steece offers the final details in a life of contradictions where Blackie is transformed from the gangster running the muscle for organized crime to a police officer charged with the duty of upholding the law he once so easily lived outside.
David Giordano-Steece’s Blackie: Death of a Gangster
Learn the Secrets!
This is the ‘Tell All’ book that Everyone’s been waiting for! Did Blackie really leave the Life? If you’re reading this book, you have probably read at least one of David’s books in the Trilogy: Paradox, A Question of Honor, or Non-Magis, maybe even Minestrone Soup for the Gangsters Soul. Did you really read them ??? When you read his other books, did you notice the subliminal messages? Did you read what Retired Chief Criminal Deputy Sheriff, Bob Ragsdale wrote on page two of Non-Magis about his thirty year pursuit of Blackie? If you didn’t miss the clues, you know that this is the book about the guy you probably knew subconsciously, and either did not connect the dots or just did not want to…. If you have ever heard Blackie at a speaking engagement, you’ve heard these words many times, “You are either born Sicilian or you’re not…You can’t be invented Sicilian like on television by burning a prayer card in your hand”. Nor can you give up your Sicilianship or leave the Family or the Life on a whim. There’s no membership card to turn back in. Blackie has never been accused of holding back his thoughts or opinions and he doesn’t do it here either. Most of you who have read the books like ‘Blackie’. Many of you consider him a friend. You stay in touch, maybe have been dinner guests, or just enjoyed hanging out. That ‘Blackie’? That’s not the same guy in the books, is it? The hard ass that’s unbending? What is he, a sociopath? No, not your ‘Blackie’. He’s a good guy. Like all the other books, you’ll have to decide for yourself. It’s your call….Can a leopard really change his spots?