Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

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Barricade Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 278 pages
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The riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a Mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano, and Joe Bonanno. As a result, the doctor led a double life: a well respected surgeon and socialite by day, and "Il Dottore," a gambler and sex addict, by night. He somehow managed to pursue his true profession seriously and in time, became one of the nation's leading cardiac surgeons. Eventually, he had to make a choice between loyalty to the mob and killing a government witness on the operating table, or remaining true to his Hippocratic Oath, all under the watchful eye of New York's top federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani.

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I label this book a must read for all those interested in what really goes on behind the public face.

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User Review  - Katie Cruel - Goodreads

As far as "mafia true crime" books go, this one is pretty good. My only concern is that this book could have easily been 1/3 shorter-- at 260 pages it seems like a real chore and the padding is ... Read full review

Contents

The Commission
1
Bronx Boy Discovers Body
7
Initiation
15
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Ron Felber is the recipient of the United Press International writers award and the author of Searchers. He lives in Mendham, New Jersey.

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