The feisty daughter of a Little Italy pharmacist learns of her father's secret prominence in the New York Mob. Her discovery unravels lies and treachery that stir her very existence and risk her search for love. Author Armando Minutoli's first work of fiction provides a backstory of the power of Sicilian Mob in 1950's New York: The Hester Street Kids (460 pp., tpb, $26.95 hard cover, $17.95 Softcover along with a $8.99 US for an EBook), a saga, one that talks to the plight of Italian American immigrants striving for a living in the new world under the thumbs of the mafia. Armando is the author of a n-fiction book about the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a small Bosnian village, titled: Medjugorje, A Pilgrims Journey. with the forward by and collaboration with Author John Westermann, Exit Wounds. The Second Edition was released in 2010. Also, the book is in the process of its Spanish language translation due for completion in late 2014. The Hester Street Kid's although written with an underlying message of moral choices, evokes a range of emotions through first hand encounters of Mobster gang life in the 50s, lust for territory and control, serial plotting and murder, the family code and secrets, sinful lust and love. Its richly portrayed environment and settings reveals a historic glimpse into the postwar time of the ecomic growth of the 50's. The author gives realistic encounters modeled after his own personal experiences as a youth growing up in New York in the intense 1950's ecomic upsurge.