East of Eden
Man of Respect
Apparent Age: mid-50s
Victor enjoys Vegas. Where else can so many chaotic structures and gaudy demonstrations combine into something so smoothly run. Still, he prefers the elegance of the Golden Nugget to the overblown extravagance of the larger resorts.
Victor Manelli’s slightly stocky build speaks of the years he spent as a wrestler in college, but his eyes give away his intelligence and his smooth voice suggests his confidence. Manelli dresses in Italian suits and never goes anywhere without at least two of his “associates.” In approved mob fashion, Manelli is married and a father to three — his family lives in an upscale house near the northern edge of town, while his young mistress resides in Circus Circus.