Russell Paul La Valle
Cosmo "Five Hands" Cinquemani, a larger-than-life oil & gas crew chief with a passion for romance and song-and one last chance to start a "big, noisy, Italian family..."
AND HIS GIRLFRIEND:
Dara Lynn Cooper-an adopted teenage farm girl with the face of an angel and a body like mortal sin, determined to be more than a dairy farmer's wife...
AND HIS ENEMIES:
Clyde Cooper, Jr.-a brooding backwoods hayseed with two sick obsessions: his illegal cockfighting business and his "sister" Dara Lynn...
Avery Tiberius Pallant-Vermont's senior senator and notorious womanizer, with a string of scandals and a party yacht to prove it...
Irene Cinquemani - Cosmo's wife who spends her days in a housecoat and slippers, bemoaning her marriage and a secret diagnosis of chlamydia . . .
and his Mother's Ghost-who haunts Cosmo and stands in his way of finding happiness with Dara Lynn and fulfilling their...