I read this book in two days. Son of the Mob was a very interesting book. It grabs your attention and holds it as a hostage until you finally finish the whole book. After reading Son of the Mob I was dying to find out if there was a second book or not. I was very excited to find out that there is a second book to Son of the Mob. Some of the things in the text of this book I could totally relate to. I would recommend this book to everyone.
This book is about a freshman in college, Vincent, who just wants a normal life. His father, Anthony Luca, and his older brother, Tommy Luca, is in the mob. The FBI has been watching their house for years. They are in the hopes of catching Vincent’s father in “action”. He falls in love with a girl named Kendra Bightly. Kendra’s father is not only an FBI agent but he is also the head agent trying to bust Anthony Luca. Vincent is strongly against his fathers “business” but he always finds himself getting mixed up in it.
This book is told through the eyes of Vincent Luca. Vincent tells everything that is going on and he gives his opinions. By the way it is written one can tell that the story is told through the eyes of Vincent Luca.
I would say that this book is more of an action/adventure type of book. There is a lot of action. In the life of Vincent Luca there is never a dull moment. Something is always happening to Vincent, which usually leads to him getting involved in his fathers “business”. Son of the mob is also an adventure type of book. Vincent Luca is always going out on new adventures. The biggest adventure for Vincent Luca is when he moves to Santa Monica, California to go to college.
There were many different characters in this story. Vincent Luca, Tommy Luca, Anthony Luca, Vincent and Tommy’s mother, “Uncle” No-Nose, “Uncle” Uncle, “Uncle” Pampers, “Uncle” Fingers, “The Pope”, Rafael, Alex Tarkanian, Kendra Bightly, “Agent Bite-Me” and Trey Sutter are just a few of the main characters. All of the “Uncles” actually are not related to Tommy and Vincent Luca. Instead they just work for Anthony Luca. Alex Tarkanian is Vincent Luca’s best friend. “Agent Bite-Me” is Kendra Bightly’s father. At the beginning of the book all of the main characters, except Trey Sutter, live in New York. By the end of the story all of the main characters were in Santa Monica., California. At the end of the story Alex, Vincent, and Kendra all go off to college. Alex goes to college in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kendra and Vincent go to college in Santa Monica, California. At the end of the story Vincent has to go to Las Vegas to talk to Alex.
Man vs. Man and Man vs. Nature are the two types of conflict in this story. Vincent always has to deal with his father, brother and his “Uncles”. His fathers “business” always leads to Vincent getting involved, which he is strongly against. Vincent is always arguing with his father and his brother. He wants to convince them to get out of the “business”. Vincent dwells on the fact that his father and his brother are in the mob. Every time something in Vincent’s life goes wrong he finds a way to link it to his fathers “business”. It’s almost as if he thinks that it is fate. It is like he thinks that that is how his life is always going to be.
The climax of the story is when Vincent and a friend of his, Scooby, go to an abandoned warehouse. There Vincent’s father jumps on top of Vincent when gun shots are fired. When you read about it you get the feeling that Vincent is going to be shot. Vincent is ecstatic when he learns that his father is willing to die for him. Vincent knew that his father loves him but they are always fighting and just don’t always see eye to eye.
In the end of the story a lot of mysteries are solved. You find out who Willow really is, what really happened to the two guys that were kidnapped and a few other things. Some of the events in the book you can kind of predict but there are a lot of others that you can’t. The way the book was written there are clues given to the reader that one interprets as facts. One doesn’t really think that they are clues.
I really enjoyed this book. There was never a dull moment. This book got my attention and held it. Each event was always quickly followed by another. When I was reading this book I just didn’t want to put it down. I had to find out what was going to happen next and then next. If you start to read this book then put it down you will find yourself picking it up again every chance that you get.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. Who doesn’t love a good action/adventure book? There were so many unexpected twists in the book that just makes the book even better. This book held the attention of my nine year old cousin. If my nine year old cousin liked it, and he hates to read, then that is saying something.