The Penthouse

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Niraj Sharma

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The main character eventually becomes a mob boss and uses his drug money to purchase a luxurious condo skyscraper in Manhattan where he lives in the penthouse suite. The main conflict is members of his mob family also live with him in the condo as well and are planning to place a hit on him.



Short Summary

The main character believes that an honest man's labor cannot give him a good life and becomes a cocaine drug dealer as a made man. He decides to expand the operation into the U.S. and uses his drug money to purchases a condo skyscraper and also becomes a boss and runs his own family.

When the main character perspective changes as he realizes that an honest man's labor is all he wants now. Unfortunately, he will also realize that once your in this life there is no getting out and he sees all he tried to undo unfold in front of his eyes all over again.


Italy to New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Rags to Riches,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Vito Ricci

Age: 31

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Badass,Decisive,Empathetic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Power Hungry,Greedy,Leader,Honorable,Romantic,Masculine,Modest,Charming,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Alonzo Ricci

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Decisive,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Underdog,Sexy,Skillful,Outspoken,Power Hungry,Criminal,Insecure,Leader,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael Andolini

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Clumsy,Selfless,Strong Moral Code,Faithful,Empathetic,Honorable,Modest,Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Carmine

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Badass,Uneducated,Narcisstic,Villainous,Power Hungry,Greedy,Insecure,Leader,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

I believe my book The Penthouse would work as a great Film or TV Series because it is very refreshing to those who love the mob movie genres and is something that is different that has a modern perspective into the world of organized crime. We live in very modern times nowadays and have always been a fan of mob movies and especially the hit TV series The Sopranos. After the series ended on HBO I thought to myself wow you know who could write another great storyline like this again and again with my point of living in modern times I thought what if wrote story that portrayed a mob family but instead of boss and his counterparts of living alone and away from each other they all lived in one place which ultimately gives the boss full control literally. They all live in and eat together in the one place which I thought most people can relate to being in a modern condo building and the penthouse is the lap of luxury where the boss lives. Then the problem I thought could be what if his guys start to turn against him but they also live together in the same area pitching the idea of sleeping with the enemy. The concept of all living together in a condo building is different and it all financed by drug money as each of the units in the building is occupied by mafia soldiers. Thanks, TaleFlick for reviewing my submission.

About The Author

For several years now I have worked as an assistant editor for my family's newspaper publication based in Toronto Canada and have always excelled at writing in terms of academic perspective as well. Thus my love for writing has only aspired me to greater heights which in turn led to publishing my first novel The Penthouse.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: TellWell Talent

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-13: 978-0228819738