May 26, 2016
This Week in Gang Land
Sally KO Lives To Fight Another Round, Against The Federal Bureau Of Prisons
Take the decidedly unpretty case of Genovese mobster Salvatore (Sally KO) Larca, currently incarcerated at the huge federal prison complex in Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Earlier this month, Larca, whose severe internal ailments were well-known to authorities even before he began his latest prison stretch, began bleeding from the rectum. "He was ashen gray, could hardly breathe, and had to be helped out of the unit by another inmate," a concerned family friend told Gang Land. "He'd been complaining for months that he was in a lot of pain, but they ignored him."
A reputed mob associate who owns and operates a flourishing gas station, mini-mart and car wash in the Whitestone section of Queens was the alleged money man behind a badly muffed assassination plot that is now the subject of a major murder conspiracy indictment, sources tell Gang Land.
He looked pretty good this week as he sat in front of the old, semi-refurbished Banner Social Club in Bensonhurst, but Vinny TV, aka Vincent Badalamenti, the erstwhile acting street boss of the Bonanno crime family, had a few scary days just two short weeks ago.
Unless you get really lucky, and find a copy squirreled away in the wrong section of your local bookstore, you won't be able to get a first printing of Mob Boss: The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia. But there are still some second print versions of the hardcover available as gifts or for your own reading pleasure.
Because of the heavy demand, Thomas Dunne Books went to the well again for a second printing of Mob Boss, the book that The New York Times called a "gripping, novelistic biography – a bulls-eye."
The mass market, paperback version was published a year ago, however, and it is available online and at your favorite bookstores for about eight bucks. You still should be able to pick up a copy of the hard cover at your favorite bookstore, or, as Claude Raines might say to Humphrey Bogart, from any number of the usual online suspects: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion, as well as an independent book seller near you.
See why Mob Boss has been praised by Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nicholas Pileggi, Mister District Attorney Robert Morgenthau – as well as readers everywhere.
Mob Boss is also available in a special BIG PRINT edition. And for those who would rather hear every word of the 406 page book read to them, Mob Boss is also available on an MP3 CD from Tantor Audio.