Josephine Alvarez moved freely among the famous and the infamous, always protected by powerful men who wouldn't blink an eye while ordering the execution of others. It is February 1965, and the author is at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Her hosts: Frank Sinatra and Joe E. Lewis. The twenty-three-year-old burlesque queen was regularly escorted by members of Murder Incorporated—Joseph "Possum" Nesline, Washington, DC's crime boss; Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, the numbers king of Harlem and of the Genovese family; Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo, the crime captain to Gerard Cateno and Meyer Lansky's watchdog; and Santos Trafficante of Florida.
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