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 plenty of 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 is due out in March, but you can still 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.
October 30, 2014
This Week in Gang Land
Charlie Tuna Does Swimmingly Well In Mob Garbage Case
Charles (Charlie Tuna) Giustra, a Luchese associate with two drug raps on his resume, was one of the bigger fishes reeled in by the feds in their most recent investigation of the waste hauling industry. An alleged major player in the indictment of 29 mobsters and reputed associates of three crime families, Giustra, 53, was looking at eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug dealing in a deal that covered a slew of charges, including labor racketeering.
But last month, Charlie did swimmingly well before Judge Colleen McMahon, a usually tough and pro-government jurist. McMahon, after listening to Giustra's lawyer, sentenced him to just 46 months, less than half the time prosecutors had sought. The decision made Giustra the 18th defendant in the case to receive a sentence that was less than what prosecutors had asked for and more lenient than the prison terms recommended in their plea agreements.
The last convicted gangster, Genovese associate Anthony (Tony Lodi) Cardinalle, cooperated with the feds, and is awaiting sentencing. Cardinalle is the owner of Satin Dolls, the topless joint in Lodi that was the setting for the Bada Bing during Tony Soprano's eight-year run as America's most famous mobster. The charges against 10 others in the 16 count indictment were dropped.
Ex-Yuppie Don Tells Of Halloween 'Blood Oath' To Mob, And His Redemption, On Big Screen
It was Halloween night, 1975, when a young, up and coming mobster took the "blood oath" to the Colombo crime family, swearing to kill any enemy of his new brotherhood. That night, there was every expectation that Michael Franzese, whose father was one of the family's leaders, would someday step into his shoes. But tomorrow, 39 years later, Franzese will describe that day and its aftermath in a new documentary movie – the first ever by a made member of the Mafia – and explain as well why he later walked away from the life he swore never to betray.
The court calendar says Brooklyn Federal Judge Sandra Townes will finally sentence mob prince Michael Persico today for loansharking charges he admitted 28 months ago when he copped a sweet plea deal rather than face murder charges that could have put him behind bars for life. But that's unlikely to happen, according to those familiar with the four and a half year old case.