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Title:  Lion on Fire
Author:  Ted Galdi
Genre:  Mystery, Thriller, Suspense and Crime
Release Date:  December 12, 2017

About the Book:
"Sometimes you have to burn your world down before you can live in it"

Brian, a clean-cut, recent college grad, also works for the mob. He takes a side job in their underground New York City casino to make extra cash to help his brother out of a jam. Nothing goes as planned, and soon Brian is forced to team up with a charismatic co-worker to rob the Russian gangsters who run the casino.

Do you like impossible-to-pull-off heists?  Do you like characters you'll never forget?  Do you like endings that make you gasp?

Then you'll love Lion on Fire, the third novel by Ted Galdi, an Amazon #1 bestselling author who's won Reader Views and Readers' Favorite awards, and been featured by FOX, ABC, and iHeartRadio.

Get your copy of this hit book today and plunge inside New York's underworld with two unlikely criminals who'll have you cheering for the robbers instead of the cops.

More on Lion on Fire

Main character Brian is shocked to learn that his younger brother not only has been dealing cocaine, but foolishly lost a whole package of it. Now he owes his boss $30,000. If Brian's brother doesn't come up with the money in a few weeks, he's dead.

Brian decides to help. However, he realizes scrapping together that sort of cash in such a short timeframe is nearly impossible legally. So he approaches Dusty, another driver at the limousine company where he works, and asks him about the whispers of lucrative, yet illegal, side jobs he's heard among the staff.

After proving himself trustworthy with an initiation test, Brian is invited to participate in an underground driving network that shuttles wealthy individuals to extravagant, though illicit, gambling events set up in multi-million-dollar Manhattan penthouses.

At first things go smoothly, and Brian pockets a lot of much-needed extra income. However, they turn jarring once he finds out a high-profile Russian gangster is behind the gambling events, and becomes mixed up with him not only professionally, but personally.

With tensions rising, and the fate of Brian's relationships with his parents and girlfriend now entangled with the underground casino, not to mention the life of his brother, he winds up in a position where pulling off a mafia robbery may be his only chance to get himself and his loved ones out of this mess alive and intact.

Lion on Fire is a fun, fast-paced, action-packed gambling thriller, and also an emotionally charged buddy story.

The Amazon #1 bestseller pairs do-gooder Brian with the charmingly wild and alluringly mysterious Dusty, who not only guides Brian through the dangerous world of the mafia casino, but ushers him toward a new and profound view of the world as a whole.

The book is perfect for fans of crime fiction that's edgy while having a soul. A Russian mafia thriller featuring a revenge plan and heist, it's loaded with adrenaline. 

However, it is just as touching as it is exciting. At the core of a plot about organized crime and pursuing police officers is the budding friendship of two young men who initially seem very different.  

Set in New York City, Lion on Fire will take you on a ride through a colorful cross section of neighborhoods and the lives that populate them. It's written in the tradition of the Manhattan thriller, showcasing both the glamour and the grit of the city. 

With this unique story, you'll find yourself quickly turning pages as your pulse rises, while rooting for characters who make their way into your heart.

Ted Galdi is also the author of the novels Elixir and An American Cage, and the short stories A Road to Nowhere and Hazel Is Missing.

Grab your copy of Lion on Fire today and meet the mob's most exciting duo.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:
Lion on Fire is a quick read of approximately 165 pages.  A bit of a novella.  But in that short span of pages, Ted Galdi has produced a ton of action and suspense.

You may be left wondering how this sweet, honest, law-abiding, respectable young man could possibly have gotten himself mixed up with the Russian mafia and a whole pack of trouble.  Brian keeps trying to do the right thing by helping out his brother.  All he was going to do is act as a limo driver to earn some big bucks to pay off his brother's debt and possibly save his life, but as each day progresses, Brian gets himself in deeper and deeper into what looks like no way out.  And then there is Dusty.  Gotta love Dusty!  He and Brian become good friends and later attempt the unimaginable... to rob the Russian mafia and their casino.  Not for the money! For the honor of a girl, Brian's girlfriend. 

This is the third book I have read by Author Ted Galdi.  I become more and more fascinated by the way his mind works each time I read a new novel from him.  Keep going Ted.  I want to read more from you!

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About the Author:

Ted Galdi, an Amazon #1 bestselling author, has been featured by Kirkus magazine, ABC, FOX, iHeartRadio, and many other media outlets. He’s a winner of a Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award and a Silver Medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Ted is a graduate of Duke University.

His available releases are the books Elixir, An American Cage, and Lion on Fire, and the short story A Road to Nowhere. 

To learn more about him and take advantage of his free offers, visit his website at


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