By Mario Almerighi
Una storia che inizia in Sicilia an excellent anni settanta, quando il magistrato Giangiacomo Ciaccio Montalto avvia un’inchiesta su uno dei extended family mafiosi più attivi della zona. Montalto si ritrova presto da solo nelle indagini e accerchiato dalle minacce, e il 25 gennaio 1983 viene freddato da un commando di sicari. Da questo omicidio di un servitore dello stato che lo stato stesso non ha saputo o non ha voluto proteggere, parte una scia di sangue e malaffare che intreccia politica, corruzione e criminalità organizzata: los angeles lotta tra le procure, il ruolo del giudice Carnevale, il famigerato “ammazzasentenze”, i legami del potere siciliano con il governo Andreotti.
L’antimafia serra i ranghi, sono gli anni del maxiprocesso di Falcone e Borsellino, in risposta alla stagione degli omicidi eccellenti di mafia: Mattarella, l. a. Torre, dalla Chiesa, fino all’emissario di Andreotti a Palermo, l’onorevole Salvo Lima. Saltano tutti i patti, lo stato forse si compromette oltre ogni misura: Mario Almerighi di quei fatti è stato protagonista, un testimone che racconta in questo libro, in line with l. a. prima volta, l. a. sua versione.
By Antonello Mangano
By Mortellaro Domenico
By William J. Helmer
When her husband used to be murdered at the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler―wife of 1 of Al Capone's "American Boys"―set out to show the Chicago Syndicate. After an try and post her tale used to be squelched through the mob, she provided it to the FBI within the wrong trust they'd the authority to strike on the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. chanced on 60 years later in FBI records, the manuscript describes the couple’s lifestyles at the run, the St. Valentine's Day bloodbath (Gus used to be one of many shooters), and different headline crimes of that interval. ready for book through mob specialist William J. Helmer, Al Capone and His American Boys is a compelling modern account of the heyday of Chicago crime via a lady who chanced on herself married to the mob.
By Robert M. Lombardo
By Alex Perry
You are born in it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute – bloodshed respected. You visit felony, your grave, or kill your family members sooner than betraying The kin. The 'Ndrangheta is the main strong, stealthy organised crime community in Italy and all over the world, upheld through the omertà [silence] code. this can be the tale of the ladies who broke the silence.
Founded greater than one hundred fifty years in the past via outdated shepherding households and orange farmers within the toe of southern Italy, the Calabrian mafia is without doubt one of the richest and so much ruthless equipped crime syndicates on the earth. It runs 70% of the cocaine and heroin in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, plunders the Italian nation and the ecu Union and agents unlawful hands worldwide. The industrial-scale cash laundering required to wash 1000's of billions of euros – the Calabrians’ personal and different mafias’ wealth that they method for a cost – guarantees they're in all our lives. we are living of their constructions, paintings of their businesses, store of their shops, consume of their eating places, put money into their stocks, do company with their trade homes and banks and go with politicians they fund. such a lot really good of all: few humans have ever heard of them. The ’Ndrangheta – an old Calabrese notice, suggested un-drung-get-a, which means loyalty and braveness – is a mystery even to many Italians.
The ’Ndrangheta’s energy rests on silence – omertà – enforced via violence. Underpinning this iron rule is murderous misogyny. ladies are married off in prepared extended family alliances at thirteen, beatings are regimen and a lady who's untrue – even to a lifeless husband – can count on her sons, brothers or father to kill her, then dissolve her physique in acid to erase the relations disgrace. yet in 2009, whilst one abused ’Ndrangheta spouse is murdered for turning state’s proof, country prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti realises the ’Ndrangheta’s bigotry might be its nice flaw. To carry down a legal empire, Alessandra needs to convince extra mafia better halves to testify. The stakes couldn't be larger. Alessandra is battling to avoid wasting a state. The mafiosi are battling for his or her lifestyles. Their girls are struggling with for his or her lives. no longer all will survive.
By Robert Unger
The Union Station bloodbath tells the tale of ways a bloody shoot-out in Kansas urban in 1933 turned the lynchpin for J. Edgar Hoover’s winning transformation of the FBI from a powerless sub-agency right into a law-enforcement juggernaut. utilizing doubtful authority and outright lies, Hoover’s FBI grew to become the bloodbath case right into a witch-hunt for “Pretty Boy” Floyd and Adam Richetti. Floyd used to be gunned down in a box in Ohio, and Richetti was once convicted of homicide and achieved, in line with perjured testimony and manipulated facts. all of the whereas, the FBI scrupulously shunned the reality. The Union Station bloodbath strips away years of legend to bare what actually occurred that June day in 1933. the tale it tells will swap the way in which americans examine J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.
By Richard Linnett
To the clicking and the police, this secretive Don insisted he used to be not anything greater than an easy guy who loved puttering approximately in his loved vegetable backyard on his Livingston, New Jersey, property. in fact, the Boot was once a confidante and kingmaker of politicians, a pal of such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and George Raft, an acquaintance of Joseph Valachi—who expert at the Boot in 1963—and a sworn enemy of J. Edgar Hoover.
The Boot prospered for greater than part a century, closing an energetic boss till the day he died on the age of ninety-three. even though he operated within the shadow of larger Mafia names around the Hudson River (think Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, a cofounder of the Mafia killer squad homicide Inc. with Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro), the Boot used to be both as brutal and effective. actually, there has been a mysterious position within the gloomy woods in the back of his beautiful garden—a furnace the place many proposal the Boot took sure those that have been by no means visible again.
Richard Linnett presents an intimate glance contained in the Boot’s once-powerful Mafia staff, in line with the reminiscences of a grandson of the Boot himself and complemented by means of never-before-published kin photographs. Chronicled listed here are the Prohibition gang wars in New Jersey in addition to the homicide of Dutch Schultz, a Mafia conspiracy to assassinate Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, and the mob connections to a number of renowned nation politicians.
Although the Boot by no means observed the 1972 unlock of The Godfather, he favored the similarities among the nature of Vito Corleone and himself, loads in order that he hung an indication in his loved vegetable backyard that learn “The Godfather Garden.” There’s without doubt he may have relished David Chase’s admission that his muse in growing the HBO sequence The Sopranos used to be none except “Newark’s erstwhile Boiardo crew.”
By Domenico "Mick" Cacciola,Carmelo Cacciola,Ben Robertson
Growing up with racism and discrimination pressured former undercover cop and Sicilian immigrant Domenico “Mick” Cacciola right into a lifestyles combating for justice. during this gripping autobiography, Mick—who joined the Queensland Police Force—provides perception into one in every of Australia’s such a lot infamous eras of police and political corruption. Exposing Mick’s lengthy and sour own conflict with now-disgraced police commissioner Terry Lewis and bagman Jack Herbert, this is often the engrossing tale of survival and patience of a good, younger detective suffering to aid a kin whereas operating for a corrupt police force.