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Better Off Dead In Paradise [Kindle Edition]

John Paul Carinci
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Better Off Dead In Paradise is the sequel to Better Off Dead, which told the story of Frank Granstino, the life insurance salesman from Brooklyn New York, who got trapped by the Vongemi Family Mob into writing life insurance policies on people who ended up dying mysteriously. Frank was in line to get killed to keep him quiet. The FBI managed to save him in the nick of time whereby he became an FBI witness and placed in the Witness Protection Program. The Mob leaders were sent to prison for life. Obviously, the powerful Mob leaders didn’t take up knitting in prison but continued to rule a ruthless mob world.



Better Off Dead In Paradise takes us to the pristine Cayman islands in the Caribbean, where Frank and Alicia, his girlfriend, a former FBI agent, believe they are safe to live in the Witness Protection Program.



Something goes terribly wrong when Frankie and Alicia’s witness protection location is compromised. The Mob associates are suddenly in the Caymans blowing up cars and shooting at Frank and Alicia. The story takes us through all three Cayman islands, to New York City, and back to the Caymans. All the while, lives are lost, bullets fly, and Frankie and Alicia are on the run for their lives, once again, from the ruthless Vongemi Mob Family.



Dramatic events keep unfolding chapter by chapter, which makes the exciting Better Off Dead In Paradise the page turner book of the decade!

About the Author

John Paul Carinci has been a successful business owner for over 30 years. Currently, he is President of Carinci Insurance Agency Inc., with over 200 brokers. John, is also an author, songwriter, and poet. He is the CEO of Better Off Dead Productions Inc., a movie production company. As a writer, some of John's works include; "The Power Of Being Different,""Better Off Dead," "A Second Chance", "In Exchange Of Life", "Better Off Dead In Paradise", and "Psychic Boy Detective". John, is also co-writer of the screenplay: "Better Off Dead," which was adapted from his first novel, and may be produced as motion picture in the coming months. John's self-help book, "The Power Of Being Different", has just been published, and will also be published in Indonesia and India in the coming months.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1434306399
  • Publisher: AuthoHouse; First edition (3 May 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CJY9DC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Paul Carinci has one of the best self-help books out there - The Power of Being Different - his fiction is just as captivating - Better Off Dead in Paradise is a sequel to Better Off Dead. If you are a follower of series, as I am, don't be worried about getting this book without having read the first book - Carinci has added enough back-story to bring the reader up to date with the plot and characters without you scratching your head. I will probably go back and read Better Off Dead, just to enjoy the characters.
Frankie Granstino, a Brooklyn life insurance agent, becomes involved in the Mafia. When he finds he is next in line to be killed by said Mafia, he, with the help of the FBI, fakes his suicide. He and his FBI/love have entered the witness protection program and are relocated to Paradise - the Cayman Islands. Not a bad place to have to live - until...
Frankie, now Mario and his wife Alicia (the ex-FBI agent) feel safe in their new surroundings - until their parked rental car was involved in an 'accident' - it blew up - meant for them to be in it! This was a professional job. When they contact the FBI, the couple find that no one is to be trusted and they take it into their own hands to protect themselves.
The action is nonstop, with doses of humor and always remembering this couple who went together, leaving their families, their lives behind, because of their love for each other. It also shows how hard it must be to be in a situation to be placed in the Witness Protection Program.
The Mafia proves a formidable opponent and there are enough fights and explosions to keep the most seasoned thriller fan on their toes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent stand alone book with nonstop action 26 Aug 2008
By ellen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
John Paul Carinci has one of the best self-help books out there - The Power of Being Different - his fiction is just as captivating - Better Off Dead in Paradise is a sequel to Better Off Dead. If you are a follower of series, as I am, don't be worried about getting this book without having read the first book - Carinci has added enough back-story to bring the reader up to date with the plot and characters without you scratching your head. I will probably go back and read Better Off Dead, just to enjoy the characters.
Frankie Granstino, a Brooklyn life insurance agent, becomes involved in the Mafia. When he finds he is next in line to be killed by said Mafia, he, with the help of the FBI, fakes his suicide. He and his FBI/love have entered the witness protection program and are relocated to Paradise - the Cayman Islands. Not a bad place to have to live - until...
Frankie, now Mario and his wife Alicia (the ex-FBI agent) feel safe in their new surroundings - until their parked rental car was involved in an 'accident' - it blew up - meant for them to be in it! This was a professional job. When they contact the FBI, the couple find that no one is to be trusted and they take it into their own hands to protect themselves.
The action is nonstop, with doses of humor and always remembering this couple who went together, leaving their families, their lives behind, because of their love for each other. It also shows how hard it must be to be in a situation to be placed in the Witness Protection Program.
The Mafia proves a formidable opponent and there are enough fights and explosions to keep the most seasoned thriller fan on their toes.
One thing that touched me - Mario's relationship with his father - you see, his Dad has crossed over - yet Mario feels his father's love and faith in him as he (Mario) literally tries to keep his wife and himself alive. It brought tears to my eyes - only because it is beautifully handles and reminded me of my Dad, whom I lost a few years ago.
You will enjoy Better Off Dead in Paradise. It is fast, furious and you'll find yourself rooting for these wonderful characters.
John Paul Carinci is adept at both fiction and nonfiction.
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Off Dead: In Paradise is a Page-Turning Tour De Force! 2 Nov 2011
By Mike P - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
John Paul Carinci's new thriller, Better Off Dead: In Paradise surpasses Robert Ludlum and Robert Parker and does it with a flair for turning a Caribbean phrase that Jimmy Buffet would envy! A rich and realistic description of the Cayman Islands is the back drop for this page-turning tour de force.
In the original Better Off Dead, we meet Frank Granstino. Frank is a colorful, likable and very believable insurance salesman from Brooklyn, New York that becomes ensnared with the mafia. In the end Frank and his girlfriend Alicia become part of the witness protection program and are sent to heaven on Earth, the Cayman Islands.
In this new thriller, their cover is blown to smithereens and their world is turned upside down. The Mob will stop at nothing for vengeance. Readers will feel their gut reactions to the world of violence that is the mafia. Better Off Dead: In Paradise is not for the faint of heart. The violence is realistic and vivid. The reader will feel the terror right along with Frank and Alicia.
The terrorized couple is forced to flee through the islands, take a trip to New York, and then travel back to the Caribbean. All the while the bad guys are killing and blowing things up in their relentless hunt for revenge. It is only through Frank's clever nature with the help of Alicia's FBI experience that they are able to stay a step ahead.
Better Off Dead: In Paradise is so richly described and the characters and their dialogue is so realistic that the author must have lived through similar action himself, that or done painstaking research. The book has enough twists and turns to satisfy the most ardent thriller fan. It also has more than enough action to attract any reader. The audience is left to guess breathlessly at the ending and almost any reader will guess wrong!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Better Off Unread 9 Dec 2011
By Ron Edison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a perfect example of why self-publishing gets a bad reputation. The story was promising, but charging money for something as incompetently edited and formatted as this is criminal. No paragraph indents at all--something I learned to do in third grade. Every few lines there is a random line break that leaves a stray word or short phrase on a line by itself. And don't get me started on the amateurish, clichéd, on-the-nose dialogue. Once again, I wish I'd downloaded the free sample before buying.
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