. . . a toughened female immigrant, who is Lee's counterpart, have something in common. Demons from their pasts are chasing them into harm's way. Lee is propelled by the true-to-life Mafia murder of a Princess, while Jaime's soul is stirred by memories embracing a real hero of the Central American people.
KNOWLEDGE CAN KILL YOU. What criminal lawyer Lee Gunther learns about the true-to-life Mafia assassinations of Academy Award winner Princess Grace Kelly and her Philadelphia family members propels you from a dark South Philly alley to Monaco, Miami and the Everglades, the Baja beaches of Mexico, and Central America.
This clip dramatizes the "accident" that snuffed a strong-willed and screen-worthy beauty. A Run to Hell reveals why death kissed her lips then bit her family. 4 minute video.
TRUE-TO-LIFE CIA FILES motivate Jaime Calero. They preserve a special recording of her godfather: the dashing physician-revolutionary Hugo Spadafora, who remains beloved throughout Central America.
Jaime is a Panamanian immigrant, fighting to rise through ranks of the then male-dominated FBI. She will be forefront in a joint CIA/FBI operation to take down a demon. Expendable Lee Gunther will stand by her side. Uniquely suited backgrounds and their separate needs for closure cast them on A Run to Hell 3 minute video.
REAL DICTAOR AND DRUG KINGPIN General Manuel Noriega rises from impoverished roots to wealth and infamy beyond imagination. His partnership with Pablo Escobar, head of the Medellin drug cartel, pumps mountains of cocaine into the United States through the Panama Canal. Massive drug distribution and his ruthless political oppression target him for U.S. intervention.
Welcome to the Hell of Noriega's making on a mission neither Lee nor Jaime can refuse. 2 minute video.
Rachel Harlow, "Philadelphia's famous transsexual," as the Daily Magazine declared, and Grace's brother Kell, prominent City Councilman and U.S. Olympic Committee President, himself an Olympic medal winner, are the perfect couple to liven your dinner party.
READER'S DIGEST POSES "11 Unanswered Questions" about the death of Academy Award winning best actress and princess Grace Kelly Grimaldi. A Run to Hell answers all 11 and more. 2 minute reading.
A CENTRAL AMERICAN WOMAN, who possesses voodoo wisdom and pluperfect charms for Frankie "No Throat" Cinelli, pleads: "Take me somewhere far, somewhere not here." But, for whom does she truly ask and why so earnestly?
PERHAPS SHE'S MORE RESOURCEFUL THAN BRIGHT. Reeking of an essence that can only be described as vodka mixed with pure sexuality, transgendered Tanya is something rare. She's a loyal client in Lee's practice, who mixes amid loud drinking dens and clubs. Here, where law enforcement can't record them, cocaine cowboys, assorted hoods, and killers can safely consult their counselor-at-law.
THIS IN-THE-KNOW PHILLY MAFIA CAPO is a guardian angel or killer, hanging on the moment, and he's coming for you.
STONEHEARTED PLAYERS IN PANAMA'S "BATTALIONS OF DIGNITY" lead military forces that deter political opposition to Noriega, utilizing less than democratic means.
ROBERT SHEPPARD IS A STRAIGHT SHOOTER on firing ranges and in courtrooms, as a U.S. Marine Reserve Officer and Assistant United States Attorney. He stands by the credo: Semper Fi!
“Tom Clancy and John Grisham fans will REALLY love this one! Fiction and fact are mixed so well that I cannot tell where the truth ends and lies begin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING.”
—Huntress Book Reviews
“This exciting tale grabs you from the first page . . . packed with secrets, intrigue, and adventure . . . something for everyone.”
—Book Dealers World
“Devilish adventure with room for romance.”
—Philadelphia Out on the Town News
“A great mix of fact and fiction, thriller and history.”
—Naples Daily News
“It’s the way the mob stuff really ran.”
—Fat “Joey A” Altimare, longtime alleged and prison-pedigreed Philly mob member
—The Tampa Tribune
“A Run to Hell jabs like a pitchfork to your heart.”
—Don Cannon, WOGL-FM, Philadelphia
—Writers Life Magazine
5.0 out of 5 Stars for A Great Way to Get Away. This is the perfect read for these days when you’re tucked inside because of stay-at-home orders. You can lose yourself in seedy back alleys or the opulence of Monaco, while experiencing the horror of the tyrant who was Manuel Noriega, from a safe distance . . .
5.0 out of 5 stars. Wow! Amazing story. Just finished A Run to Hell and what a read. You won’t want to put it down. Schofield has a knack for transporting a reader into the heart of a story that’s filled with amazing twists and turns in an exciting historical backdrop . . .
5.0 out of 5 stars for A Story That Packs A Punch. I needed a read that would help me escape these troubled times. I found it in A Run To Hell. The characters are a mélange of gritty, flawed, but relatable actors. Schofield shows us humanity in the face of horror, but the emotional journey never slows the pace of the action. . .. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars. The book moved quickly. . .. Being an OC (Organized Crime) buff, I loved every minute of it.
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