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Tuckahoe’s “Golden Boy” Chris Cameron had his future all mapped out. He was the big fish in the small pond as a star athlete and academic standout. Off to the University of Texas to play football, he was on track to make his Italian-American mother and Irish father proud. His two blood brothers chose different paths. Soon after high school, Sal Esposito and Tony Albanese w ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published January 4th 2017 by iUniverse
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Dianne
A Mafia Story and a Whole Lot More! David Carraturo Presents CAMERON'S QUEST Blitz & #Giveaway - click on Banner for a chance to win the entire Trilogy! US ONLY - Ends March 16, 2017


Remember growing up with your best friends by your side? Did you make a pact to always stand together, no matter what? Children grow up, their lives change, the directions their lives go will differ, but for three young boys, their bond remained strong throughout. Take a trip back into the 80’s when life was more
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David Carraturo
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
From July 2017
Cameron's Quest - 2017 Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention in general fiction. Only 5% of entries get recognition, so I beat out about 600+ entries. More affirmation that the story is solid. Columbus Avenue Boys received Honorable Mention at the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival too.

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From March 2017
Cameron's Quest - 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention in general fiction. Only 5% of entries get recognition, so I beat out about 4
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Michael Falotico
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
David has successfully achieved what all writers want.. Not just to write a good story but become a great story teller where you actually put the reader in the book and in the story. You have polished your craft and have written a great read that will capture a large audience.. Bravo!!
William Harris
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gripping read, couldn't put it down! ...more
Layla (Between the Lines)
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” an Italian man, straight out of The Godfather, informed the visiting scout.
If you know me well, you know that I’m a sucker for stories about families. More specifically, Mafia famiglie. The hierarchy, the lifestyle, the violence, fear and respect… it’s all fascinating to me.

In this case, our blood brothers come from caring, Irish and Itali
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Bobby Palmer
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As with my reviews of Cameron Nation and Columbus Avenue Boy's I have to let readers know that I am a friend of the author. I loved all three stories an highly recommend all to step into the life of Chris Cameron, Sal Esposito and Tony Albanese. The Columbus Avenue Boys are addicting, to read about and the Cameron's Quest story is a great way to see how it all starts. The time period was vividly researched and conveyed. The story is funny, sad, brutal and realistic. Please take the time to read ...more
Teresa Scala
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought Cameron's Quest, the final part to the Columbus Avenue Boys trilogy was excellent and definitely worth the read. The story - after the first few chapters - which set the development of Chris-Sal-Tony, took off and I could not put it down. Yes, it was definitely a wiseguy-mafia story with plenty of graphic moments, but the family / life ever-changing moments made me cry as they were clearly meant to tug at your heart. The story came together at the end. I read the first two parts - Colu ...more
Cathleen
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want to extend a thank you to the author, David Carraturo, for reaching out to me with an offer to read and review "Cameron's Quest". I also want to extend my apologies for not posting this review sooner. Sometimes life events bring unanticipated interruptions in lives.

I have read both previous books in this series and enjoyed them enormously. "Cameron's Quest" is the story of a much younger Chris Cameron who is on the verge of manhood. Chris is getting ready to leave his hometown for a Texas
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Paige
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I have to preface this review by saying that there are two other books in this series, and Cameron's Quest is the prequel to them, I have not read the other two books and as such I feel that perhaps I missed some of the points, or that the books are better suited to being read in the published order.

I did like this book, I enjoyed getting to know the three main guys - Tony, Sal and Chris. They were the most fleshed-out characters in the book and you do become attached to them and want to know wh
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Vinny L
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the start of this book David Carraturo sets up an immersive spirit of family, community and camaraderie. There are the three core buddies whose story this is and real depth offered in placing quite who and what each one is – backgrounds, heritage, and values.

The trio seem at first like a normal irrepressible bunch of young guys, not averse to occasional low-level dalliances with small-time law-breaking. Good mix of backgrounds of immigrant Irish and Italian which leads to all those family b
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Mistimoo_bookreview
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first thought when I started reading was how rich the descriptions were. They felt realistic and really gave a feel for the decade and the community.
The characters of Sal, Tony and Chris were well developed and they really added to the themes and values woven throughout the plot and the presentation of 1980s America.
For me, it took a little while longer to get into the 'main events' of the story than I would've liked. There was lots of background information which I felt could've been cut d
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Cathy Doman
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Well, that's easy, I loved it! After having read David Carraturo's first two books in this trilogy, Cameron Nation and Columbus Avenue Boys, I wanted more! And Cameron's Quest delivered, filling in the back story of how Chris, Tony and Sal became the men they turned out to be. Set in the '80s, when I grew up, this was like a trip down memory lane. The story of three friends growing up together, closer than brothers, ...more
Colleen Lahey
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Carraturo has written another solid story about best friends growing up in New Jersey suburbs in the 1980's. As you read the novel, it becomes clear that the author knows his material. What impressed me the most was his sports knowledge! Holy Cow, does this guy know about football and card playing. The best friends, 'Columbus Avenue Boys', take different directions as they leave high school and the book follows the transitional choices each makes. It was an interesting read that kept my attentio ...more
Craig
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cameron's Quest is a fast-paced story of three best friends/cousins for life. The characters, Chris, Sal and Tony have a strong bond. Sal and Tony appear to be closer in lifestyle and appearance but have different personalities. Sal is no nonsense while Tony (my favorite character) is a sentimental gorilla. Chris is the brains and has all the potential, jet yearns to always be connected to the local community. The story has many interesting twists and you have to be observant to minor mentions/p ...more
Amelia Solano
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cameron's Quest was a good story. As a teenager, I related to the three boys, and their growth through high school to college and work and finding their way in life. The second part of the story picked up with action - some of it very violent, but it was balanced with family struggles. The ending was well put together. ...more
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