|About the Book|
Crime & Prison Drama - First in a trilogy * Novels and Screenplays Completed Rules Of The Game is a dramatically compelling novel, crackling with authenticity, and relentlessly honest in its portrayal of prison life at a time when the U.S. has become a gulag society. - Dr. Clive Leeman, PhD, English and African Literature - Synopsis - Adrian Cabraal viewed himself as a good family man, and in many ways he was. But there was that other side of him, the one that lived life in the fast lane with its big risks, big money, and heavy hitters. Now Adrian has changed, and so have his values. He wants out, but hes waited too long. Betrayed to Federal Agents, hes forced to decide between becoming a government informer and jeopardizing his family - or risking a thirty-year prison term. After choosing the road less traveled, he enters the dark netherworld of a maximum security Federal Penitentiary where he quickly discovers that living between written laws and unwritten codes means walking a fine and dangerous line. On one hand theres mob boss Carmine Ruffino, the friend of an old friend whos supposed to look after Adrian in exchange for his silence. Then there are the prison officials who want Adrian to set up Ruffino, or face an off-the-record execution at the hands of their own henchmen. Finally, theres the murderous convict Adrian crosses, whos committed to making sure Adrian never gets out alive to rejoin the loved ones who refuse to abandon him. Life is difficult in a world with no safe havens, and there isnt even room to breathe. - Endorsements - - Nicholas Pileggi, Author / Screenwriter - Goodfellas, Casino, City Hall, American Gangster Ive known Bruce for a long time, and am familiar with his work. He writes with such conviction because hes been there and done it. - David Black, Award Winning Author / Screenwriter - Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and Former Executive Producer CSI: Miami. Bruce is a wonderful writer who drags his reader through his book by the heart. - Louis Gossett, Jr. Oscar Winner for An Officer and a Gentleman, four Emmys, three Golden Globes Bruce is a prolific, well seasoned writer... - Dr. Clive Leeman, PhD, English and African Literature - Rules Of The Game is a dramatically compelling novel, crackling with authenticity, and relentlessly honest in its portrayal of prison life when the U.S. has become a gulag society. - Susan Forrest, Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist. - Bruce Fitzpatrick writes about what he knows. This is not a milk and cookies book, most people in The Life end up in a penitentiary or a cemetery.