Fiction Hall, Gina; Hill, Gregg On The Run

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On The Run

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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.

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"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)

"Henry Hill lived life dangerously close to the edge, and nearly pulled his family into the abyss. That his children survived to tell this fascinating tale is a testament to their resolve" (Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy)

Book Description:

The true story of Gregg and Gina Hill, children of notorious mafioso Henry Hill, two of the first children ever placed under Witness Protection. In this unique childhood memoir, the Hill children reveal that instead of the Mafia, what they really needed protection from was their own father.

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