Rad-Reader: First off great book! The uncle Dom character was he based on one person or several people?
Marc: He was one of my favorites, and was based on several characters; real people as well as fictional characters I've come across in movies and TV shows.
Rad-Reader: Was there a reason that you chose that area of Boston for the story to take place as opposed to somewhere else? Not that I know Boston of course. J
Marc: Boston is my hometown, so it was added joy for me to write about a city I love so much. It also has a rich history of organized crime and corruption on the waterfront.
Rad-Reader: How did you come up with Butchie’s character?
Marc: The only thing I knew was that I needed a stone-cold killer who had a dream. His background and personality was on the fly. I never modeled him after anyone.
Rad-Reader: Did you change the story at all from what you first thought about writing? Through editing?
Marc: I did. I went through several rewr…