The Consigliere: A Novel. A Mafia Lawyer's Quest to Choose Love Over Revenge.

Donna Masotto 816441720891


1960s & '70s

Donna Masotto

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The Consigliere, A Mafia Lawyer's Quest to Choose Love Over Revenge is a story of Declan Quinn, a middle-aged man stuck at the crossroads between misery and the longing for peace after finding his eight-year old daughter drowned in a frozen pond. He wants out of the mob, but first he must confront his Mafia Don and face the truth of his past.


Adventure, Crime, Drama, Religious, Romance, Satire, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Family, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Epic

Short Summary

Declan Quinn realizes his life is meaningless after the tragic drowning of his eight-year-old daughter and shuns his duties as the Consigliere and embarks on a search to find the sister he abandoned when he joined the mafia as a boy. But first he must flee the Mafia Don who refuses to let him quit.

After skirting the Mafia Don in New York, Declan Quinn flees to Ireland to meet his grandfather, a beloved literary professor, who tells him the sister he abandoned as a boy is living on the family's Irish farm. Declan realizes his true destiny, and tries to regain his family and his life again.


Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lower East Side and Brooklyn, NY, Ireland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Declan Quinn

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Perseverance, Romantic, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Heroic, Honorable, Secretive, Gracious, Leader, Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Pappy / G-Pap (Declan's grandfather)

Age: 86

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Gracious, Honorable, Charming, Educated, Heroic, Leader, Perseverance, Masculine, Visionary, Aggressive, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Religious, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Decisive, Faithful, Outspoken, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Daniel (Declan's son)

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Outspoken, Skillful, Educated, Gracious, Masculine, Empathetic, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Heroic, Leader, Religious, Visionary, Aspiring, Blunt, Decisive, Confident, Faithful, Flexible, Honorable, Perseverance, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Judy

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Heroic, Outspoken, Sophisticated, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: West Market Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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