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Encyclopedia > Nick Geraci

Fausto Dominic 'Nick' Geraci Jnr (informally known as "Ace" Geraci) pronounced Jair-ah-chee is a central character in the Mark Winegardner novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfather's Revenge. He is a Corleone Caporegime turned traitor, and a sworn enemy to Michael Corleone. Image:Mark Winegardner - photo by Michael Belk. ... The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. ... The Godfathers Revenge is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner. ... Corleone is a small town of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. ... A caporegime (sometimes shortened to capo) is a term used in the Mafia for a high ranking member of a crime family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers. ...


Biography

Geraci was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, Fausto Geraci Snr, was a driver for Don Vincent Forlenza of Cleveland. Forlenza also served as his Godfather and became his trusted friend.


Geraci became a boxer in his teens, eventually becoming a heavyweight champion under the moniker Ace Geraci. He was introduced to Salvatore Tessio through his contacts in Cleveland, and became part of his regime. He participated in fixed fights for Tessio's sports fixing ring, and worked as an enforcer while he rose through the ranks. Salvatore Sal Tessio is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the film based on it. ...


After Tessio's treachery against the Corleone family was discovered, Geraci was ordered to kill him to prove his loyalty. He was unnoficially placed in charge of Tessio's regime, and was tapped to become the Corleone family Don.


Geraci's true position was made clear when he flew a plane carrying Frank Falcone and Tony Molinari, the Dons of Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. The plane crashed into a lake, killing the Dons, but leaving Geraci alive. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Following his recuperation in hospital, Geraci learned that the plane was sabotaged by Michael Corleone. Geraci was to be used as a pawn in an elaborate plan that would weaken the Chicago and Cleveland Cosas. Geraci swore revenge against Michael Corleone, staying quiet until he could hatch a plan to defeat his nemesis. Michael Corleone (December 25, 1920 – December 29, 1997) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ...


Acting as a loyal Corleone, Geraci was placed in charge of the intended assassination of Fidel Castro which ultimately failed. However, he learned from a CIA contact that the assassination was intended to fail, and Geraci intended to take the fall. Realizing that Michael Corleone still wanted him killed, Geraci went into hiding. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ...


Over the next few years, Geraci eluded Michael Corleone by constantly changing hideouts, orchestrating a smear campaign against Michael Corleone and Tom Hagen. He killed Hagen himself in Florida, and attempted to use a Commission vote to force Michael into retirement, leaving the Corleone family operations in his hands. His plan failed, however, as he was ambushed and killed by Eddie Paradise, Michael Corleone's new Caporegime. The book he wrote, Fausto's Bargain, (detailing his criminal life and life on the run) was later published and became a best seller. Thomas Tom Hagen (1917-1964) is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ...


 
 

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