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Last Days of the Sicilians: At War with the Mafia
July 12, 1979: The fearsome Bonanno family boss, Carmine Galante, is gunned down in a gruesome ambush at a Brooklyn restaurant. The hit launches an FBI investigation that soon becomes the largest in the bureau's history, as agents uncover a trail leading to a clandestine arm of the Sicilian Mafia. Evidence points to an all but unknown criminal franchise at work in the U.S. ...more
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published April 18th 2012 by Crown
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To what extent did the American Mafia know what was going on in this case, especially the Gambino and Bonanno? Also, Toto Catalano was gearing up to do business with Badalamenti, who fled Sicy when the Corleonesi faction took control; did Catalano decide to do business with the ex-Commission boss on his own?
If you like a good Mafia movie ... why not see what inspired the movie? "The Last Days ..." is a lead pipe blow-by-blow, day-by-day account of how the good guys finally nailed the bad guys. Blumenthal expertly lays it all out, allowing us to walk through it as the reader, learning the characaters and the machinations of the mob and how they were taken down.