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By: Franco Rainey

When the Saint Burns in their Hands

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“He’s killed the man who murdered his wife, but the war on his family has only just begun.”


Sicilian crime lord, Michele La Barbara, has taken revenge on his wife’s assassin, only to discover that he has opened the door further to a world of murder and treachery from within and outside his own family. Summoned to New York City by the Calabrese family, Michele is caught up in a game of cat and mouse with sinister underboss Benito Calabrese. Now aware that Capo Alberto Calabrese was grieving over the death of his youngest son, Amadeo, who had been shot and killed outside a church on his wedding day in Sicily, Michele is left wondering if he had indeed murdered his wife’s killer, or whether he remains at large.


When the Saint Burns in their Hands is a powerful and gripping story, which delivers atmosphere and tension from the opening page. With a tale of heartbreak and revenge, a twisted sequence of events unfold that leads to a gripping and disturbing climax.  

Franco Rainey began his writing career covering the life of organised crime in the US, focusing on New York City’s most powerful mafia families. Having worked as a proofreader and editor for almost ten years, he then dedicated his time to writing fictional crime stories. His first novel When the Saint Burns in Their Hands was published in 2022.

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  • Andrew Grey

    Great read (couldn’t put it down).

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