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Robin Moore! Robin Moore (2003)
The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy. The Lyons Press
Detectives Edward Egan and Salvatore Grosso almost stumble into a case of heroin smuggling that ultimately leads to the seizure of the largest cache of heroin ever picked up in New York. Crime syndicate heads in Canada and France are involved. First published in 1969. Also a top movie with 5 Academy Awards. More...
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Mario Puzo! Mario Puzo (1969)
The Godfather. Putnam Adult
Puzo's epic novel redefined the public image of the Italian mafia. With Don Vito Corleone's violent struggle to control the underworld of New York we glimpse into an ancient world of honor and vendetta, Italian family tradition, friendship and loyalty were betrayal is punished with merciless vengeance. While this novel has romanticized organized crime, it added a human dimension to those evil and violent thugs. In Puzo's prose Don Vito appears as a genial family man, almost kind and reasonable. More...
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Joseph D. Pistone! Joseph D. Pistone (1997)
Donnie Brasco. Signet
A thrilling account of FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone working undercover in the Mafia for six years. Contrary to social fiction, such as "Goodfather", the book reveals that nothing is honorable or glamorous in the mob. Pistone's extremely dangerous undercover work resulted in over 100 convictions. Amazing that he survived his assignment! More...
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John Grisham! John Grisham (1992)
The Firm. Dell
About a law firm controlled by the Mafia. Fast-paced, smart, with believable characters. One of the best legal thrillers on the market. More...
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