posts on 10/13/2005 1:18:15 PM
I was reading Witness to the Truth, and Code Name: Gentkill, both of which I enjoyed and I had a couple of questions about some of the characters. In Witness to the Truth are the characters Anthony Pantatelli and his son Joseph Pantatelli inspired by Anthony Giacalone and Joseph Giacalone, or possibly Vito Giacalone and his son Jack Giacalone? And is the description of the murder of Alfonso Molini inspired by the murder of Pete Cavataio? Also the story of John Sprinkler turning over the list of informants to Pantatelli seems similar to the situation of Theodore Forman turning over Vito Giacalone's IRS file in order to settle his mother's gambling debts.
In Code Name: Gentkill are the characters of Paulie Gerrardi and Pete Scarpa inspired by Nove Tocco and Paul Corrado? Also I kind of assumed that the story of the operation against the Oak Hollow Golf Course was loosely based on the Wolverine Golf Course case. And if much of your work is loosely based on some of these real events in the Detroit area, I wondered if there was an actual person you used as the basis for your character of the bookie Nick Trampelli? That's it. If you get a chance to respond I would find it extremely interesting since as a personal hobby I research organized crime in the Detroit area. Thank you.
posts on 8/2/2005 3:49:28 PM
Hi Mr. Lindsay. I was just doing a search on FBI books and came across your collection. Glad to see you've been successful doing something that you enjoy.
I hope you and the rest of the family are doing well in NH. Tell everyone I said HI!!
posts on 5/8/2005 1:07:45 PM
Mr. Lindsay I'm an ex-cop from Detroit Police dept., I now work for homeland security. I was wondering If you plan on writting any more books with Devlin and Malcom. You see I now work for that clown (J Bell) he retired and is now on contract with homeland security. My co-workers love reading your books. On a personal note its hard to go from D. Richardson aka Doc to Malcom. Hope to get an e-mail from you soon..
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