Following up on the success of his fiction thriller, Necessary Assets, longtime North End Boston resident James Ring has released his second book titled 784 Broadway. Taking a different path this time, the new book recounts Ring’s own immigrant Italian heritage and recounts summer visits to his family’s small greengrocer store in New York’s Hudson Valley.
The book release of 784 Broadway describes it as a “northern version of Huckleberry Finn and just as enchanting.” Spanning nearly three decades, Ring’s stories chronicle small-town life in the iconic Hudson Valley. He says these annual visits to his family’s greengrocer located at 784 Broadway in Kingston, NY, had a profound role in shaping his character and guiding him from childhood into adulthood – even influencing his career as an FBI agent.
Ring is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated the American La Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia in New England. After retiring from the FBI, Ring founded a business information and investigative service within a major Boston law firm. Ring of Boston’s North End and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, now devotes his full time to writing, and is currently working on a sequel to Necessary Assets.
Jim shares with us that a North End book signing is in the works and he will be blogging about the book soon.