In Pursuit Of Pride
A riveting tale of a crippled child who pursues his parents' admiration

Cape Coral, FL – October 12, 2009 – Tony Tancredi is a man's man. A former boxer, he doesn't tolerate nonsense from anyone. He is a good friend, a devoted husband and father, and a loyal protégé to the man who owns the streets of Philadelphia. Thus, he is insured and enjoys the good life - money, women, and drugs are among those perks available to him. He thought that becoming part-owner of an exclusive club would make his old man proud - his family needn't know about the tricks he does on the side to attain his wealth and standing - but when, one night, his father discovers his son's double life, it only brings disappointment. Co-authored by Cindy L. O'Hara, Sins of the Son follows the compelling tale of Tony Tancredi's life, and subsequent journey to redemption.

Who would've thought that a little boy who wore leg braces and was constantly bullied by the other kids would grow up to become, conescente, or friend, to one of the most powerful men in Philadelphia. Surely not the doctors who told his parents that their son would never walk without his braces. Despite the prodding of these same doctors, Mr. and Mrs. Tancredi refused to commit their son to hospital care. Instead, they attended to him themselves and watched him grow up to disprove all that that he was predicted to be.

The desire to prove himself and make his parents proud of what they had done for him, burned in the adult man. Tony's desire to take care of his parents and pay them back increased even more when his mother asked him not to pursue professional boxing - even after a successful amateur career. Instead, the two-hundred pound, five-foot ten-inch man settled down to become a loving husband and father.

Life sailed smoothly, sometimes too smoothly for the man whose parents were told at birth that he would not live through the night. Women offered themselves to him and, after he owned part of a notoriously exclusive club, it came to a point when he hardly felt joy in his “trivial” pursuits. Tony Tancredi had all the money and power he had ever dreamed of, but he still couldn't make his father proud.

Witness the life-changing events of this former-boxer-turned-club partner as he encounters a bevy of beautiful, seductive women, and battles his way through all-out power struggles, before he finally does a one-eighty to cherish what matters most. Readers will be moved by the provocative Sins of the Son and the undeniable triumph of a little boy who refused to go down.

Sins of the Son * by Tony Tancredi and Cindy L. O'Hara
Publication Date: October 9, 2009
Trade Paperback; $13.99; 305 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-2189-7
Cloth Hardback; $19.99; 305 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-2190-3