Donnie Brasco (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 1997 - True Crime - 416 pages
79 Reviews
Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone carried out the most audacious sting operation ever, working undercover for six years to infiltrate the flamboyant community of mafia soldiers, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers.Now his unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating life the entire world of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their wives, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and dirty dealings. With the drama and suspense of a high-tension thriller, Joseph Pistone reveals every incredible aspect of the jealously guarded world he penetrated...and draws a chilling picture of what the mafia is, does, and means in America today.




  

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User Review  - Stacey Barber - Goodreads

Although I do enjoy crime drama as well as first hand accounts on true stories, this book irritated the hell out of me. Maybe it was the fact that it was a story told by an arrogant, self riotous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wayne Purvis - Goodreads

Excellent book. I assume the reader's who leave poor reviews by saying the book is poorly written are referring to the conversations when there is a wire tap or tape recording, that's how I took it anyway. In any case I disagree. Read full review

Contents

THE WHIRLWIND
THE BEGINNINGS
PREPARATIONS
HITTING THE STREET
THE COLOMBOS
THE BONANNOS
TONY MIRRA
LEFTY
KINGS COURT Chapter 14 COLDWATER
DRUGS AND GUNS
THE RAID
THE SITDOWNS
THE HITS
THE CONTRACT
COMING
EPILOGUE

MILWAUKEE
THE ACCIDENT
FRANK BALISTRIERI
SONNY BLACK
UPDATE
Acknowledgements ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Joseph D. Pistone was an FBI agent for seventeen years before retiring from active duty in 1996. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, Donnie Brasco: Deep Cover, and Donnie Brasco: Mobbed Up. The Academy Award-nominated movie Donnie Brasco and the television series Falcone are based on his life as an undercover FBI agent. He now lives under a secret identity in an undisclosed location.

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