The Last Godfather: The Rise and Fall of Joey Massino
The inside story of the don and the family who may have inspired The Godfather As head of the Bonanno clan, Joey Massino was the last don, and ran his world with an iron hand--until he got hit with a murder rap, and turned on his own people. Here, for the first time, is his shocking true story--a glimpse inside the world of organized crime that we may never see again.
ebook, 272 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Berkley Books
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This book was an interesting book to say the least. I will admit that I had a hard time keeping up with all of the names, titles, and jobs, of the people the author introduced. While the author spent a great deal of time on who and how Joey Massino got his power, I felt like he rushed through the prosecution of the man, particularly from the perspective of the prosecutors. The reason I say this is because the government used some revolutionary techniques to get the information they needed to mak...more
Jun 14, 2012 Lee rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
An okay book about Joe Massino the first Godfather who ever turned rat. It follows his rise up the Bonnano family tree until he becameboss. it tells how he built the Bonnano's up from the lowliest of the 5 major NYC families to one of the most powerful and also the downfall where many of the major members including Massino turned government informant.