Richard Marinick has been a mob enforcer, a Massachusetts State Trooper and an armed robber — for which he went to jail for ten years. After he got out of prison, he published Boyos in 2004, a highly acclaimed novel that drew on Marinick's life as a wise guy in the South Boston criminal underworld.
Now Marinick has written a second novel, In For a Pound. It tells the story of Delray McCauley, a former state Trooper, who went to prison and then struggles to get his life back together when he gets out.
Last week Anthony Brooks walked with Marrinick through South Boston, the setting for his novel.