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The Vatican Connection

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It started with a hunch. It uncovered a billion-dollar crime. And it led one honest cop too far to ever go back.
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published by Henry Holt & Co (first published January 1st 1982)
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Aug 26, 2016 Dave rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted at Book of Bogan
I received a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Originally published some 30 years ago, The Vatican Connection is the true story of a detective's long hunt for the truth in a case involving some serious Mafia figures. Not only does he have to compete with dangerous mobsters, but he has to battle against a bureaucracy which seems unwilling or unable to share his zeal for the investigation.

Perhaps it is a case
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

I love Mafia books, especially true crime ones. This was the fascinating tale of Det. Joseph Coffey tireless effort to bring down the mob and the men who were laundering millions of dollars worth of phony securities. A conspiracy that stretched to D.C, Rome and the Vatican.

Even though you get a TON of names and information thrown at you (which was confusing at times) I still found this to be a really enjoyable read. It's well written and well paced.

4 Solid Stars from yours truly...

Apr 22, 2010 Walt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: organized-crime
Despite attempts to connect the Vatican to the Mafia, it appears that both institutions used the same banker at different times. Possibly, the banker used a Vatican account to launder Mafia money; but there is no convincing argument that the Vatican knew about the transactions. Otherwise, a good re-telling of the activities of bankers Roberto Calvi and Michele Sindona, even if Sindona's climatic end came after the publication of the book.
Helen Robson
Fascinating documentation of corruption in the highest circles, but left me feeling thatt nothing was resolved, nothing changed and all the hard work was a waste of time.

Got vey bogged down with detail.
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