October 14, 2021
This Week In Gang Land
Andrew Koslosky is a renowned singer who has sung at venues across the country over the last 30 years. He's had roles in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway musicals and has been a featured soloist at many U.S. churches, including St. Patrick's Cathedral.
In 2002, Koslosky was King Zeus XLV at the annual Zeus Ball in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. That same year, the crooner was crowned King of Zeus by the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe of Zeus.
He's also got a big heart: In 2006, along with the Josephine Foundation, a New York non-profit group he founded in honor of his mom, he raised goods, money and buses for Katrina-ravaged Catholic schools in New Orleans.
Six days after defense lawyers cited his post-conviction words as reasons why four wiseguys deserved a new trial for murder, turncoat wiseguy John Pennisi shuttered his podcast and plans to take down his entire site.
It's been a tough two years for Joseph Amato, the Staten Island-based Colombo capo who's been locked up in the COVID-19 plagued Metropolitan Detention Center on a slew of racketeering charges stemming from a dumb crime: He placed a GPS tracking device on the car of a wayward girlfriend to try and keep tabs on her. And it's not going to get much better anytime soon.
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 in 2015. 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.