The Poison Of Money (Paperback)
The Poison Of Money book addresses a struggle that virtually anyone can identify with: Our obsession with and awe of the rich and powerful vs. spiritual teachings that warn against the Seven Deadly Sins including Greed and the Pleasures of the Flesh.
This book exposes the far-reaching repercussions of money and its deadly venom.
Money. Society's barometer for success. Your ticket to a life of luxury, power and the pleasures of the flesh. How could money possibly have a poisonous side?
To tell this story, we are transported back in time to a place where few have ever been allowed entry:
For the first time ever, a family member takes us behind the scenes and into the personal life of one of the most powerful men of the 20th century, Johnny Torrio.
Joseph, a typical teenager living in Montr al, is captivated by the American Dream of riches and power. Yet, he struggles with repeated warnings from his parents and his religion about money's evil side.
He inadvertently discovers a newspaper clipping that reveals a dark family secret. To Joseph's astonishment, Johnny Torrio, once Al Capone's boss, was his great uncle. This mind-boggling find ignites an obsession for the truth.
Was his great uncle an incredible success story or one of America's worst criminals?
Stonewalled by his parents' silence, Joseph's quest leads him to Tina, an elderly aunt. A fact-finding mission becomes an epic family journey that spans decades and crosses continents. He comes of age when faced with disturbing insights into how the Poison of Money has spread throughout the veins of society.
The poison is not only in society at large, but has hit closer to home. He also discovers Torrio's lifelong obsession to reunite with his only blood sister, Marietta (Joseph's Grandmother). This story introduces Torrio's sister to the world.
Greed blocks this reunion. Unimaginable curses plague the family. Joseph makes the eerie analogy to the curses of the Pharaoh in "The Ten Commandments." Except that there are only nine curses in the Torrio saga.
This is where the story should end with a grown-up Joseph reflecting on the relevance between the 9 curses that plagued the Torrios and The Poison of Money. Except there is a 10th curse...
Don't be shocked if The Poison of Money takes root in your family tree...