“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous:” Chapter 42: How do you Kill Another Man? The Romanian Revenge Plan

Don Lupara’s men dropped me off at the fully renovated seaside home on the Bay of Naples a wedding gift for a wedding that never took place due to Ginevra’s murder. I had to think through if I could terminate with prejudice the Cyclops who had planted a roadside explosive device that killed my sweet Campanian plum Ginevra and our unborn child. I took a bottle of Lacryma de Christi red wine and sat on the balcony watching the twinkling lights of Naples. Thinking. Thinking. After a glass of this volcanic delight I took a tour of our house. Ginevra had taken great pains to decorate in a modernist style instead of the overly gaudy Neapolitan nouveau riche style. I opened a door beside what was to be our bedroom and froze in my tracks. A quiet furious rage set my entire body and mind on fire. There was the nursery for our unborn murdered in the Cyclops’ engineered bomb blast. Now there was no doubt rage, amoral familism and a Neapolitan vendetta that were easily turning me into a killer.

I phoned Don Lupara with my intent to go ahead with the deed. All I needed was Cyclops location in Romania. Don Lupara said you just don’t wander around with a gun and shoot your target. Planning was needed so we were to meet over breakfast to discuss this plan.

What we knew about Cyclops at this point:

  • He had fled Naples to Romania and specifically to Braşov a city of some 375,000 in the province of Transylvania nestled close to the South Carpathian mountains.
  • He was working with the Russian mob using his Albanian connections to funnel low grade heroin into Braşov for the Romanian market.
  • He was engaged in human smuggling of Ukrainian and Albanian girls for the purposes of sex trafficking.
  • He was smuggling Albanians into Greece.
  • Security was very tight with local Romanian ex-soldiers in his security detail.
  • He was essentially a pedophile surrounding himself with teenage girls, all minors.
  • The Russian mob had serious enemies in Romania. The Romanian mob known as the Strigoi were in a vicious struggle with the Russians.
  • Both the Russian mob and the Strigoi had “friends” at the ministerial level of the Romanian government so extradition of Cyclops was a virtual impossibility.
  • The Russian mob and Cyclops were growing poppies in massive plantations hidden throughout Transylvania manufacturing a potent heroin called “Romanian Lightning”. The Romanian Strigoi would celebrate the death of Cyclops.

It seemed then Cyclops was not going to be an easy hit. What was Don Lupara’s plan?

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: