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For Nothing (An Upstate New York Mafia Tale Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Denmon , Jesse Horst
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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"Blood shall melt the snow, and the death that grows there shall herald the onset of the new spring."

Undercover cop Alex Vaughn goes deeper than ever into the organized crime family of Buffalo, NY. Motivated by justice and revenge, he seeks out the assassin that laid his friend Jack low. Professional killer Rafael Rontego traverses the deadly politics of Buffalo's mafia underbelly. In a city whose winter can be just as deadly as those wielding power, Rontego tries to stay ahead of the game. Their two worlds collide in this epic thriller that takes the reader on a search for self, justice, and truth.


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From Doubleshot Book Reviews
 
"Nicholas Denmon's  For Nothing captured me from the amazingly descriptive opening chapter. It captivated me. It sent shivers down my spine. It made me look over my shoulder to see if Silvio Dante was sneaking up ready to take me out...For Nothing is a fantastic story that I highly suggest for fans of mafia based thriller/mysteries or those who just like a really good story."
 
From LitDrunk Wordpress
 
"This book was amazing! For Nothing is certainly a page-turner in its own right. Action packed and so well written, it is a thriller that should be ranked with the works of Dennis Lehane and the like. Nicholas Denmon speaks through his characters with a voice that stuns you with every word."
 
From Big Time Books
 
"For all the Mafia thriller junkies out there...FOR NOTHING is your "fix".

Able to compete with Goodfellas, Sopranos, and The Godfather, Nicolas Denmon has created a story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and unable to put it down." 
 
From Hodgepodge Galore Book Reviews
 
"A novel of this depth and vision, Nicholas Denmon writes with the maturity and precision of a well-aged author.  The reader can feel the raw yet emotional toll of the live or die lifestyle...  Mafia killers...are generally known to be smooth and calculating, which not-so coincidentally describes For Nothing."
 
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"Nicholas Denmon does a great job at crafting a story that really draws you in. For Nothing has everything from dirty cops and larger than life gangsters to assassins and corruption. Feel like you are there... it felt so authentic...  I rate the novel as an A because of its thrilling plot (the ending blew me away) and well-crafted characters."

About the Author

Nicholas Denmon studied English at the University of Florida. He started story telling from the moment he could talk and has spent a lifetime perfecting the art. His life has been varied, giving him no shortage of material. Some of his unique experiences include growing up with a schizophrenic mother, having six brothers and sisters (of which he is the middle-younger child), a perfectionist father, an evil step-mother, a college life to rival Tucker Max, and working for politicians on the Presidential as well as local stage. He has been, at times, a devout Catholic, a closet atheist, and an honorary member of the Jewish tribe. Nick's joy of art knows little in the way of limitations, as he loves unique paintings, music, acting, film, and of course writing.

Product Details

  • File Size: 755 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: D-Rated Novelists (May 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050WA44K
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,754 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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119 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and dark October 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"For Nothing" by Nicholas Denmon was given to me in exchange for an honest review and I am grateful for it because I Mafia and crime stories are a hit and miss for me and I would not have liked to miss this atmospheric and powerful book.
The book is written in excellent prose, slow and descriptive setting the scene and taking the reader into the dark world of its protagonists.
We get a glimpse into the arrogant mind of Rafael, a sadistic contract killer, as he kills Jack in cold blood in the first scene of the book. Jack's friend Alex, an undercover policeman, takes it upon him to seek revenge and find the killer on his own. While Rafael seems to know what he wants in life, Alex does not, which lends the duality of the two main characters more substance.
Police forces, crime lords and assassins meet in a greatly created set of violence and continuous subtle and lingering tension. Although the story moves at a slow pace and does not bombard you with action on every page Denmon manages to keep the reader engaged with this dark psychological handling of the plot and his leads. He spends a lot of time in explaining and setting up his two main characters, which made me read with tension and fascination.
Definitely recommended to fans of Mafia stories and crime noir.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicholas Demmon, For Nothing October 24, 2013
By Dres97
Format:Kindle Edition
This is my first time reading something by Nicholas Demmon. I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I got so into the book that I fell behind on other things that I had to do.

The book has a great flow to it and it was not predictable like other mafia books that I have read. The ending was not my favorite and I may have gone a different route, but there were enough twists and turns that I was hooked and was left wanting to know more about the characters and what happens next.

Having been to Buffalo several times, I was brought back by the vivid descriptions and can tell that time and effort was put into the little details and in the research to create an accurate background and scene. The relationship and interactions between Alex and Rafael were extremely entertaining. Also, my brother in law is Italian and was able to verify some of the Italian references and the descriptions of the ways that they interact.

All in all, the ease of reading that captures you and brings you into the book making you forget that you are reading a story but as part of the scene is why I recommend this book to others. Looking forward to reading more from Nicholas, especially the next edition in this series.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a riveting crime thriller masterpiece! October 23, 2013
By Claire
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read a lot of crime stories and undercover tales, but I think it's safe to say that this is my first Mafia Crime Thriller book. A long time ago, I would have steered clear of this type of book, although I did watch a couple of The Sopranos episodes before. Upon reading For Nothing, however, my perception of mafia related genre has changed. I am now actually a fan of this Mafia tale!

The story kicked off with Jack Benton getting shot at by a hired assassin. His friend, Alex Vaughn saw his sprawled body a minute too late. He vowed that he would avenge his friend's death and soon he went on an undercover mission. But he didn't know that he would be facing up and dealing with two of the most ruthless organized family crime syndicates in upstate New York.

I have never read a crime novel beautifully written with its gory details and gritty characters, with every scene craftily described and depicted. The characters, Alex Vaughn and Rafael Rontego were equally interesting and dynamic in their own rights. I actually found myself liking the villain, Rafael and even wanted him to be spared from the crime. I do't know, but there's something about him that made me root for him even if he was at the wrong.

The twist at the end of the story was something I wasn't expecting at all. The twist blew me away! Truth is, I have been captivated by Nicolas Denmon's writing prowess. He knows how to tickle his readers' imagination from the first chapter up to the last. He kept me reading until the end. Now, he makes me want to read the sequel. Of course, I will read the next book on the series. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie would have been so proud had they had the chance to read this stellar masterpiece.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and informative thriller October 13, 2013
By Emerson
Format:Paperback
Brilliant book and lots of interesting characters, one in particular, Alex Vaughan a Buffalo cop who's best friend is murdered in the street and left to die. The only clue a Special brand of smokes!!!.

As a non American reviewing this book, I found the whole Mafia ins and outs exciting and informative and helped the story gather pace!.

Alex Vaughans persistence throughout is charming and shows true loyalty but at what cost?. The killer of Vaughans friend is a deadly assassin who is only following orders and has been doing so for several years for many different families.

I don't want to give to much away, but buy this book and live the life of a cop who is trying to get justice the honest way, but can he do it???
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Nothing July 29, 2011
Format:Paperback
I mostly read romance novels but am trying more suspense and mystery/thriller
types and paranormal. Sometimes you just need a break from the typical romance.

I assumed this book was something different. I was not wrong there.
I thought it would follow a typical Mafia type blueprint-it does not.
Things just do not happen how and in the order you suspect them to. This is a good thing-keeps you on your toes and guessing as to what will happen next.

Liked reading about the loyalty amongst the Italians as I do have some friends that are Italian and the mark is close to home.
Very high detail-this would make a movie very easy to produce as it's all there for them.
It was easy to follow the characters as they were introduced even though some have different names, which is thoroughly explained. I love the injections of Italian into this plot. Just the right touch.
I liked the background on the players, and the scenery. You can tell the author did a lot of research on the topic.
Just when I thought the book was about to end i was wrong. It continued on with more twists and turns.
I did not see the ending as occurring as it did, WOW!

I rate this book a 5 out of 5 because I could not read fast enough every day to finish it. There is never a dull moment and it's fast paced action and the words the author uses to describe what's happening I can say I was right there watching it all happen live.
Exhilarating and I can't wait to read another book by Nicholas. I will make sure all my house chores are done so I can read it within 3 days time. It is one of those types of books you do not even want to go to sleep at night, you'd rather read straight through.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime Noir
Two characters, Alex Vaughn and Rafael Rontego, and both are deadly, dangerous, and morally grey. This is one of the most exciting crime noir authors to arrive since Jim... Read more
Published 3 days ago by alton wolfe
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series.
Don't reverse the order of books one and two like I did...big mistake.
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. Couldn't put it down
Very good book. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait to get the next book to read.
Published 10 days ago by Jacob Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story line!
Since this is book 1, I brought both books at the same time. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Lots of action. Can't wait to start BOOK 2.
Nell Reed
Published 10 days ago by Genell Reed
3.0 out of 5 stars For Nothing (An Upstate New York Mafia Tale
If you like Mafia stories you must read this one. I am new to Mafia reads and had a tat of difficulty figuring out who the good guys were and who the bad guys were... Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. Yates
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I read this over last weekend and I have to say I was really surprised at how good it was. The story never lets up and the detail is so specific that I felt I was really avoiding... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbara J. Ott
2.0 out of 5 stars For nothing(An Upstate New York Mafia Tale)
I found interesting characters and a PLOT that was confusing.
It was hard for me to read. In spots it was slow reading .
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star writing!
This is my first time reading a Nicholas Denmon book. I have thoroughly enjoyed his writing. The book kept my interest to where I didn't want to put it down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by lori henriquez
4.0 out of 5 stars Mafia excitement
Exciting and thrilling but what a tough life of an under cover cop. The mafia is a crazy organization that seem so strong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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More About the Author

Nicholas Denmon studied English at the University of Florida. He started story telling from the moment he could talk and has spent a lifetime perfecting the art.

His life has been varied, giving him no shortage of material. Some of his unique experiences include growing up with a schizophrenic mother, having six brothers and sisters (of which he is the middle-younger child), a perfectionist father, an evil step-mother, a college life to rival Tucker Max, and working for politicians on the Presidential as well as local stage. He has been, at times, a devout Catholic, a closet atheist, and an honorary member of the Jewish tribe.

Nick's joy of art knows little in the way of limitations, as he loves unique paintings, music, acting, film, and of course writing

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