Kings of Brighton Beach Episode #2: Part 1: Gangsters with Guns

ABOUT D. B. Shuster

D. B. Shuster
D. B. Shuster is married to a Russian man, who regularly assures her he is not a member of the mob. By day, she is a professor of Sociology, and her research keeps her busy with facts and numbers. By night, she lets her imagination run free. Sometimes she sleeps. She lives in New York with More...


Kings of Brighton Beach Series
In Brighton Beach, the largest Russian immigrant community in America, criminals and spies live among hardworking immigrants. The mafia rules with an invisible hand that reaches from beyond the former Iron Curtain. Ruthless men vie to reign as kings over their profitable corners of Little Odessa, and no one can be trusted. Not even family.
Part 1: Gangsters with Guns
At fourteen Vlad escaped his violent father and the criminal soup of Brighton Beach. Now, twenty years later, he will reclaim his father’s place in the Russian mafia if he can survive.
Episode #2
Inna's rape and the murder last night at Troika stink to Vlad of a setup that could only be committed by an insider intent on starting a mafia war. Aleksei, Inna's brother and the owner of the nightclub where the crimes were committed, is a prime suspect, but he's not the only one with motive. Solving the mystery of who hurt Inna and why becomes a personal obsession for Vlad. His quest for justice for Inna could propel him to the top of the Russian mafia if he and Inna can avoid getting caught in the crossfire of competing mafia factions.