The Wolves of Calabria
Book 2 in the Operation Underworld trilogy
by Paddy Kelly
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In a world where everyone is guilty, the only crime is getting caught!
The Italian Wolf, also known as the Apennine Wolf, was originally described in 1921 as subspecies Canis lupus italicus by Italian zoologist Joseph Atobello. However, following WWII it was believed to be extinct. It was not.
After the war the wolves spread west from Sicily to the island of Corsica and then on to Southern France and finally across the Atlantic and into the United States through New York City.
By 1946 the wolves, led by a cunning and ruthless leader, were planning to devour the youth and disenfranchised of the U.S.
The Wolves of Calabria are the men who had the original idea. The concept to bring drugs to the rest of the world and establish their own legacy, a legacy which has persisted for nearly a century. A legacy which shows no signs of abating in the next century. The legacy that because the International Drugs Cartel.
But even the most powerful of men and organisations sometimes reach too far. And on the other side of the line is Greenwich Village, home of a P.I. called Doc McKeown.
In a world where everyone is guilty, the only crime is getting caught.
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Paddy Kelly, Dublin
Paddy Kelly immigrated to New York City in 1966 where he worked a number of jobs, finished secondary school and in 1971 attended the City University of New York on an athletic scholarship for gymnastics. It was here that he was first introduced to theatre and first became interested in writing.
In 1972 he was employed to coach the Icelandic National Olympic team, a post held for two years.
While in Reykjavik, Iceland he helped in the rescue efforts of Vestmannaeyiar Island following the eruption of the Heimaey volcano.
In 1973 he became a Hospital Corpsman in the U. S. Navy and, in 1975, assisted in the evacuation of Saigon and the resettlement of tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Westminster, Orange County where he was first exposed to the world of film making, and later worked as a set carpenter.
Following naval service in 1976 Mr. Kelly returned to City University New York earning a B. A. While at C.U.N.Y. he became involved in drama and subsequently acted in over a dozen plays in and around the New York area, again gaining work as a set carpenter and sign writer on films.
Upon returning to California in 1982 Paddy further developed his interest in writing when he found employment as a script editor.
It was during this period that Mr. Kelly wrote his first novel, Politically Erect, (unpublished), a satire of the last days of the war in Viet Nam and the fall of Saigon. Mr. Kelly returned to the East coast and worked his way through graduate school earning his M.Ed. at Boston. He began writing plays and moved into writing and directing full time, focusing on farce, satirical and political comedy.
Mr. Kelly has to date directed two dozen professional theatrical productions, written half a dozen feature film scripts and is a regular contributor to various film industry publications.
He has just finished his third novel, The American Way.
In the course of his career Mr. Kelly has also written and directed a cookery television programme and teaches cookery classes as an aid to reducing stress in your life.
Visit the author website at:http://www.paddykellywriter.com