Articles by Alan Lindbloom

The King Chronicles – Episode 1: When Zoron Meets The King

Zoron took a swig of his cheap whiskey and slammed his glass on the table. “Tony, I don’t like those fucking punk ass kids over there…” he growled. “Fuckers remind me of the little punks we had to deal with in the joint.” Tony chuckled and took a pull of his cigar. “Relax, old friend,” he said, watching the group of teenagers shoot a game of 9-ball. “They’re just kids. We were all kids once.”…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Big Money Check Scam

Reading Time: Episode 12: The Big Money Check Scam So… I last left off in New York, having helped my Lucchese crew boss, Veto, muscle some Dominicans out of the Brooklyn heroin market. That whole episode worked out well for Veto and his higher-ups. They were making millions from the heroin trade in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. But us low-level grunts, unfortunately, were pretty much left to fend for ourselves when…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Knickerbocker Ave. Bambino Squeeze

Reading Time: Episode 11: The Knickerbocker Avenue Bambino Squeeze (WARNING: Graphic Images) So, it’s been a while since my last Chronicle. And there is a good reason for that. Simply put, I’ve been busy. Promoting my two novels and new clothing line, “Our Thing” Apparel, which just recently debuted in its first store. Needless to say, I’ve had my hands full the last few months. But I suppose I can’t complain. I mean, radio interviews…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Garment District and Textile Scam

Reading Time: Episode 10: The New York Garment District and Textile Scam So one day I get a call from Tommy, one of my industrious new partners. He says he’s on his way with Vince to pick me up—to do some “mining.” I have no idea what the hell that is, but I don’t bother asking, figuring it’s just some New York term I wasn’t familiar with. We ended up meeting a guy named Carlo,…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Hiding in New York

Reading Time: Episode 9: Hiding In New York “Appropriating” that guy’s gun collection stirred up a hornet’s nest of trouble for me, because the ATF and Feds got involved after a few of the guns popped up in raids and arrests. Now I had the Feds, ATF, and some State cop with a hard-on for me hot on my tail. When my grandfather, Peter Paul Tocco, learned that the Feds were building a case against…


To Be a King: Chapter 4

TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay After his short but productive shopping excursion, King took Madonna on a guided tour of his old neighborhood, an area of Detroit’s upper eastside built by immigrant Italian stonemasons back in the 1920’s. Situated along the uppermost reaches of the Detroit River and adjacent to the affluent suburb of Grosse Pointe, it had once been one of the…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Bloodhound

Reading Time: Episode 8: The Bloodhound Collections became my primary job for the Family. I would have loved to have been involved in some of the more lucrative rackets, but because I was a “difetto” (only half Sicilian on my mother’s side), my uncles knew I could only rise so far in the Family. So they just used me as a sort of auxiliary soldier whenever they needed to get something done. Collections was my…


To Be a King: Chapter 3

TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay Madonna stepped into the room and stared down at the man sleeping in her bed. He was lying on his stomach, face down, completely naked. He was the most beautiful man she’d ever seen, real life or otherwise. A solid mass of corded muscle, with the dark Mediterranean looks that most women find irresistible. His skin was smooth…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays

Reading Time: Episode 7: Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays Like I mentioned previously, before I got locked up I lived a strange double life, one that in many ways was very lonely because I only had a few close friends, and almost none of them knew how heavy I was into the streets. Funny, just yesterday I talked to my good friend Mark, and he told me that after reading some of these Chronicles he…


To Be a King: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay Omnio “King” Falcone spent his last night in prison tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position on his lumpy mattress. But he was far too anxious to sleep. He’d spent the last eight years formulating a master stratagem that he promised to implement if a day ever came when he was released from prison….


The Lindbloom Chronicles – A Double Life & Scab Poker Games

Reading Time: Episode 6: Enforcement Muscle After high school, I lived a strange sort of double life. I had my normal friends, and then I had my cousins and the guys I hustled with. I tried working a few odd jobs, but hated manual labor and I always quit after a few days. I used to joke and tell people, “I think I’m allergic to work.” I was a hustler at heart. I knew how…


To Be a King: Chapter 1

JESSUP MAXIMUM SECURITY FEDERAL PENITENTIARY SOUTH JESSUP, GEORGIA TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay It was mid-afternoon and for once the inmates were behaving. From the south gun-tower, corrections officers Cox and Younger swept their eyes from inmate to inmate, looking for any signs of trouble. A number of heavily-muscled men were lifting weights under a tin-roofed “weight pit,” the clanks of iron-on-iron creating…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – Enforcement Muscle

Reading Time: Episode 5: Enforcement Muscle Like I mentioned before, I’ve always been an intrinsic fighter. In fact, growing up, I got kicked out of pretty much every school I was ever in for fighting. I only lasted 6 weeks in high school. Although, to be honest, I got expelled from high school for possession of stolen property, which is another story in itself. But I’d also been suspended several times for fighting, so the…


To Be a King: Prologue

TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay All Rights Reserved. This book is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Any reproduction or any unauthorized use of the material, artwork or content herein is strictly prohibited without written, explicit permission from the author. Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the…