Isabella Alessandro has a life many others envy—living near Hollywood—but it’s just a cover. Beyond the glitter and sunshine lies the dark reality of her felonious family and her abusive, controlling brother, Armando, from whom she must escape or die. LA in the 80s is the Wild West of drug trafficking and Colombian Cartels, and, unlike some of her classmates whose families work in the entertainment industry, Isabella’s family business is crime.
Isabella's controlling and abusive brother. Armando Alessandro is a criminal who will stop at nothing to get everything he wants, even if it means his sisters life. Armando's dirty dealing with the Cali Cartel put Isabella's in the middle of the crossfire when the ruthless assassins come looking for him.
Trina Duenas Alessandro
Isabella's manipulative and conniving mother is an old school con artist from 1950's Cuba. Trina Duenas lives to grow her sons criminal empire. She will throw anyone into the fires of Hell to see her son rise to the top of organized crime. Click Here
Ricky Valdez... Right hand to Cuban Crime Lord, Miguel Delgado, working with the Cali Cartel to traffic Cocaine into the US. Why is Isabella involved with these criminals? Ricky's protectiveness of and special interest in Isabella fire up on the very day he meets her and Isabella can't make him stop.
Miami’s most powerful Cuban Crime Lord. How does this dangerous man change Isabella’s life forever? ... and Why? Head of the Cuban mob in Miami and a lifelong friend of Isabella's mother, Trina Duenas Alessandro. Miguel has secrets to share and lies to uncover about Trina to her only daughter. Sitting on his yacht in Miami, he pierces the veil of Isabella's deep roots in Cuban organized crime.
Nick the Greek
Isabella fell in love with a nice Greek boy. How did this good boy get tangled up with Isabella and go bad so fast? Or was he always bad?
Pascuale "Patsy" Mancuso
Patsy Mancuso, the Head of the Mancuso Crime Family, is well known for being Brooklyn's deadliest assassin and shrewdest business man. Patsy Mancuso quickly develops a soft spot for Isabella and puts her criminal genetics to work for the Mancuso family. Click Here
Sal the Singer
Isabella’s musician, mobster mentor whose charm commands every room. Sal the Singer is as smooth as he is dangerous. Sal the Singer retired from being Patsy Mancuso's personal assassin and consigliere, years ago. Why would Patsy suddenly pull Sal back into the family business and what does Isabella have to do with all of this?
GiGi “Lips” The Mobsters Madame. “Lips” ain’t afraid of nothin’, cuz she ain’t afraid to die... or kill. Years at the head of the Mancuso Family's prostitution business gave GiGi "Lips" a hefty retirement in West Palm Beach. Now, she got the call... Patsy Mancuso wants her back in Brooklyn, fast. What could Patsy possibly want?
Jimmie the Bug
Nobody in any of the families crosses the line with Jimmie the Bug. A man of few words who made everything crystal clear. "I’m with nobody , I’m around somebody , and respect everybody.” -Jimmie the Bug. In the Five Burroughs, Jimmie is the only neutral gangster that lives to tell the story. Now, Patsy has a huge plan and needs Jimmie the Bug to keep the peace on the streets.
Isabella's beloved, criminal aunt. Magda Duenas Palomar's name and reputation precede her. Her days in Cuba as a dangerous, lady gangster left an epic wake in her past. Isabella's aunt knows what lies ahead for her only niece. The curse runs deep and there is no escape for the Duenas women. Can she help Isabella escape the blood that courses through her veins? Click Here
Corry Palomar is Isabella's troubled cousin. She would do anything for him. Even when Corry gets her involved in situations that could cause them both their lives. As with all men, Isabella's loyalty and protectiveness of her cousin never waivers. Isabella's heart is soft for Corry and she is sucked in to saving her cousin from the drug dens of New York City while she hides it from the Mancuso Family.