Growing up under the watchful eye of the FBI, the autistic child of Mafia boss, Big Sal Bonfiglio, is lured into the most reclusive of the five Italian crime families. Although half living in a world of her own, she can not shut out all the violence she sees, especially when the little known Filipino Mafia called the Invisible Nation moves in. Family loyalty is tested when one member becomes an informant and it is rumored that the illegitimate girl was actually sired by federal prosecutor, Ed Giovanni who wound up dead. Caught between two sides of the law, Finity Chase attempts to communicate with a childhood friend who realizes that she is pawn in a deadly game. And her only hope is to face the shadows in the dark recesses of her mind.
The Finity Case isn't the same old mob story. It is seen from the perspective of an autistic woman and her childhood friend, an inexperienced lawyer who is just starting to see low level corruption as a defense lawyer. He isn't ready for the real evil of the world, not even to save a woman caught in the middle, until, of course, he gets blackmailed.
The Finity Case(Part 1 The Finity Case,Part 2 Finger's End)
He grabbed her hair, not caring who saw, and he pulled her closer. She tried to scream, but he forcefully covered her mouth with one hand and gripped her neck with his arm. His large silver ring bruised her upper lip. The pain on those nerves was intense. Freddy could have rendered her unconscious with an upward strike of that area. But he didn’t want to lug around a comatose body in broad daylight.
He quickly led her over to his Cadillac, threw her inside, and said she’d pay. This couldn’t be happening, she told herself. Shock took over, and she lost her ability to reason. Her eyes darted, trying to find an answer to her dilemma, but all she felt was all encompassing jeopardy. He took off so fast she was nearly thrown against the windshield. When she regained her balance, she tried to open the door, but he snatched her by the arm. She didn’t like being touched, and she wrestled with him. She nearly bit him so he jumped back and continued driving. She sighed with relief when he let go. But it wasn’t over yet.
He said, “Sit still or I’ll shoot.”
She saw a bulge under his long silk shirt, so she didn’t doubt him. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she heard a voice relaying old tales along with the warning “assassins always wear baggy clothes and carry small guns.” His shirt was thin and only kind of loose and that gun didn’t look that small to her.
“I shoot thieves in the knee caps,” he warned. He wiped the corner of his mouth and tilted his head. He then returned his weasel eyes to her. She didn’t budge.
“Are you going to kill me?”
Just then two black Lincoln town cars surrounded his. Crotchety old men motioned to him from the windows, and he didn’t seem happy. They signaled to him again, so he parked by the curb, cursing under his breath. Scared, he ordered her to be quiet. She squirmed, and eyed the irritable figures. Maybe they were worse than him. She didn’t want to find out.
Finity sank in her seat as a man who looked like an undertaker stood near her door, while two large men went to the driver’s side. They loomed over the car, and she noticed one huge arm with the tattoo of a shovel along with the initials S.B. She covered her eyes, not wanting to face anymore of the nightmare. She banged her head against the seat, over and over. She hoped they’d be gone when she opened her eyes. They weren’t.
“Big Sal,” Freddie said, trying to act casual, “How are you?”
“Cut the BS. Where is my money? Lou and Joey are getting antsy. They don’t like it when I have to be called, know what I mean?”
“Well, I’m taking care of that right now, as a matter of fact. This little bitch and her boyfriend stole a hundred, but I’m heading out now to get it back.”
Big Sal leaned in the car, stared at Finity and laughed. His large body shook. He held onto the car for support.
“She scammed you?” and he laughed some more. “Hey, boys, Princess scammed Fast Freddie!”
“Princess?” Freddie asked with a look of fear on his face. “Hey, boss, I didn’t know.”
Big Sal shrugged. Memories seemed to put him into a good mood.
“Her Mom and I go way back. Yeah, Darlene was a dynamo. She later married Bob, a lowlife, who met with some concrete workers.” He backed a way a bit, and pulled Freddie hard against him. “Princess had a reaction or something to a vaccine when she was eighteen months, though they say that’s a myth. She’s mildly autistic or something, but still family if you know what I mean. She can learn some of the business, maybe become a Bright Eyes or something. She won’t understand anyway. Good kid, and got spunk too. She scammed you, hah! Must be the genes. She’s a looker too.”
“Yeah, she got me.”
“Don’t get her in no trouble, hear? It would make me proud if the two of yous got married one day.”
Freddy said, “Whoa on the marriage. I’ll keep an eye on the kid and let my boys know to lay off. She’s a bird in a cage.”
Big Sal smiled and blew a kiss at Finity before he and his henchmen backed off. They climbed back into their cars still laughing and sped away just as fast as they had arrived. Finity smelled burned rubber. She closed the window to avoid the smell, which amused him, considering the situation. Then she turned to him, wondering, what now? She wasn’t sure if she was free to go.
She stared at Freddy who finally said, “Sorry, kid. Can I buy you a burger or something? We’re cool. Forget about the beer and money. It was a test. You have guts. If you ever want a job, talk to Fast Freddy. If you need protection, I’m your man. Got it?”
Finity nodded and said, “Can I have that burger now?”
Despite her sore lip and her shaken state, she was hungry, and money was tight. And she’d probably be fired from her job. They grabbed some sandwiches at the drive thru down the street and then he escorted her home. He gazed at the apartment building, known as a drug haven. She probably had no idea what went on late at night. All the street thugs came out, and Freddy had to make his presence known. The Latin and Russian mafia hadn’t taken a hold of the area yet, so Freddy knew his bosses would be pleased.
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