National bestselling author James LePore’s searing, intense novel Sons and Princes riveted readers with its epic depiction of a man caught between crime and conscience.
Now LePore returns with a sequel to SONS AND PRINCES. It is eight years later and life has changed overwhelmingly for Chris Massi and his son Matt. Chris now possesses more power than he ever could have imagined. But with power comes considerable, unremitting risk. And when Matt finds himself drawing the attention of the Russian Mafia, the risks become all too immediate and the reaction all too crucial. As the circle widens to include Chris’s daughter and the woman that has surprisingly captured Matt’s heart, Chris must make moves that could make him and his entire family vulnerable.
Rippling with tension, THE FIFTH MAN is a story of strength and consequences, of the price of the past and the perilous path to the future. It is James LePore at the height of his storytelling skills.
“This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder. Well Done!”
– Tome Tender
“Superb, sparingly worded, tautly plotted, and engagingly intelligent enough to intrigue any reader.”
– Crystal Book Reviews
“Mr. LePore makes his stance as a great writer and shows why he is here to stay!
– Cheryl’s Book Nook