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On The Run By Gina Hall

On The Run by Gina Hall

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

By the son and daughter of Henry Hill - immortalised in the book Wiseguy and the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas - On The Run is the harrowing true story of a childhood spent coping with an explosive father whilst dodging Mafia payback.

On The Run Summary

On The Run by Gina Hall

By the son and daughter of Henry Hill - immortalised in the book Wiseguy and the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas - On The Run is the harrowing true story of a childhood spent coping with an explosive father whilst dodging Mafia payback. Henry Hill's business partner, Jimmy Burke, has disposed of every person who could possibly implicate him in the infamous Lufthansa robbery at JFK airport. On his way to prison, lifelong gangster Henry is given two options: sleep with the fishes, or enter the FBI's Witness Protection Program. Gregg and Gina are dragged along for the ride, becoming two of the first children ever placed under witness protection. Like nomads, they're forced to wander from state to state, constantly inventing new names and finding new friends, only to abandon them at a moment's notice. They spent their childhood living under constant fear of being found and killed in an act of merciless Mafia revenge. But Henry, the rock Gregg and Gina so desperately need, is a heavy cocaine user, trapped within the criminal life of a Mafioso. He is soon up to his old tricks and consistently putting his children's identities in jeopardy. And so it continues until the kids, now almost adults, can no longer ignore the possibility that the Mafia might be less of a threat to them than remaining under the roof of their increasingly unbalanced father.

On The Run Reviews

"A welcome antidote to the kind of bargain-basement self-glorifying tell-alls that constitute a large section of gangster-themed writing" * Real Crime Magazine *
"Gregg and his sister Gina's gritty and compelling true story" * Mail on Sunday *
"The grimness is leavened with humour and the many readers who will be rooting for these innocent victims will be heartened by their capacity to transcend a truly awful upbringing" * Publishers Weekly *
"Stephen King couldn't have made up this tale of a father's savagery and its god-awful toll" * Kirkus *
"Fascinating, frightening, heart-wrenching - and true" -- Ed McBain

About Gina Hall

Gregg and Gina Hill were swept away from their lives at a very young age to enter the Witness Protection Program with their father and mother. This is the first time they've spoken about their experiences. They currently live in different parts of the United States under aliases.

Additional information

GOR006365783
9780099478942
0099478943
On The Run by Gina Hall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2005-10-13
400
Winner of CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger 2005
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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