He had a problem.
So does the Honorable Richard van Gothen, a judge with a social conscience.
So does Father McColm, the abbot of an unusual monastic order.
And so does Charles “Chuckie the Mangler” Mangano, a notorious crime boss.
And they’re all the same problem.
Meet Louis Stigmatelli, small-time con artist, wannabe mobster, and possible federal witness who could sink Chuckie for good.
When Louie’s convicted of fraud, he lands in a different kind of cell, where the other inmates are monks, the warden is a former boxer turned priest, and his continued existence has become a headache for the Mangano Mob.
What about his career as a petty criminal? And what about Agent Loughney’s case? How secure is Louie’s incarceration? And what kind of oddballs is he locked up with, anyway? All the answers — not to mention Louie’s soul — depend on who gets to him first.
Everybody has a reason to…GET LOUIE STIGS!