for Erik Lewin's SON OF INFLUENCE
Can a soft-boiled egg like Delton Lowe resist a brass knuckle father who wants him to join the mob-related family business? A witty coming of age saga filled with goombas, whack jobs and loopy neighbors.
Delton's cigar-chomping, pastrami-loving father wants him to join the family business as a lawyer. But that means law school. And even though Delton never wanted to go near a courtroom, he finds himself thrown into a pressure-cooker law school run by bow-tie wearing sadists, and surviving only with the help of a hysterical, pill-popping buddy, a crazy-pervert artist neighbor, and a gorgeous political junkie he's falling hard for.
To his own surprise, it turns out he's got a knack for law, but as the moral ambiguities of his father's business become clearer, Delton must make a choice. Does he have it in him to defy his father's wishes? Or will family loyalty win out?
Erik Lewin is the author of the novel, Son of Influence, as well as essays published in Real Vegas Magazine and Literate Ape. He formerly practiced law as a criminal defense attorney in New York City and Los Angeles. Erik is at work on a new novel and also performs stand-up comedy around the country.
He lives in Las Vegas with his fiancé and their furry pets.
Several other published essays from Real Vegas Magazine & Ponder Review coming soon.