Story Plant hardcover
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: February 12, 2013
“This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder. Well Done!”
– Tome Tender
Young Matt Massi has learned many lessons from his father Chris, but now has to learn more, and quickly, before people he loves are hurt or killed.
Anna Cavanagh, still in shock from an event she witnessed as a child, does not know that when she meets Matt Massi, she will return to that brutal day, nor that she has the blood of a hero running in her veins.
Chris Massi now controls an empire that is not what it at first seems to be. He knows that inevitably his children will be put in harm’s way, and sets out to use his power to make them stronger while engaging an enemy who is out to destroy him.
National bestselling author James LePore’s searing, intense novel Sons and Princes riveted readers with its epic depiction of a man caught between crime and conscience.
Now LePore returns with a sequel to Sons and Princes. It is eight years later and life has changed overwhelmingly for Chris Massi and his son Matt. Chris now possesses more power than he ever could have imagined. But with power comes considerable, unremitting risk. And when Matt finds himself drawing the attention of the Russian Mafia, the risks become all too immediate and the reaction all too crucial. As the circle widens to include Chris’s daughter and the woman that has surprisingly captured Matt’s heart, Chris must make moves that could make him and his entire family vulnerable.
Rippling with tension, The Fifth Man is a story of strength and consequences, of the price of the past and the perilous path to the future. It is James LePore at the height of his storytelling skills.
"Mr. LePore makes his stance as a great writer and shows why he is here to stay!
– Cheryl's Book Nook
The Fifth Man
“This is a wonderful sequel to Sons and Princes that can also stand alone for the reader who hasn’t year read the prequel. But seriously, these novels are so wonderful that you need to read them both!”
– Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy
“Superb, sparingly worded, tautly plotted, and engagingly intelligent enough to intrigue any reader.”
– Crystal Book Reviews
New York Times bestselling author William Landay said, "Jim LePore is a great discovery." Blogcritics called his first novel, A World I Never Made, “An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.” Of his most recent novel, The Fifth Man, Tome Tender said, "This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder." LePore’s brilliance is his ability to create complex, relatable characters and place them in tense situations where their very humanity comes into question. The result is stirring fiction that hits you in the gut and the heart at the same time.