When FBI Special Agent Joe Pistone began a six month operation infiltrating New Yorks Bonanno crime family in 1975, he had no idea what was about to happen Posing as jewel thief Donnie Brasco, Pistone spent the next six years undercover in the Family, witnessing and sometimes participating in the Mafias gruesome activities while gathering enough evidence to send over 200 gangsters to jail Pistone told his story in the 1988 book Donnie Brasco My Undercover Life in the Mafia a New York Times bestseller and later a feature film starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino But because of pending trials at the time of publication, many details of the alleged crimes were held back Now, in Donnie Brasco Unfinished Business, Pistone for the first time reveals with great detail the horrific deeds of wiseguys Tony Mirra, Lefty Ruggiero, Sonny Black, and the rest of the cold blooded Bonanno crew Pistone puts the operation into historical perspective, detailing the timeline of Mafia trials that crippled the New York City crime family over the past 25 years He also recounts his experiences after the operation, his time on the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and other undercover operations through present day A tense, thrilling account of the greatest infiltration ever by a federal agent into the most brutal gang of killers in the world, Donnie Brasco Unfinished Business is the final chapter in the story of a real American hero....
|Title||:||Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Undercover Operation and a Bloody Timeline of the Fall of the Mafia (paperback)|
|Publisher||:||Running Press Adult Reprint edition June 9, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||761 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Undercover Operation and a Bloody Timeline of the Fall of the Mafia (paperback) Reviews
This is an excellent sequel to the original Donnie Brasco book. Pistone describes the many Mafia cases he helped to put together after he came out of his undercover role. His style is interesting, detailed, and often humorous. The book is very enjoyable, but takes time to read because it is quite thorough.
...if you read 'Donnie Brasco', then you will definitely want to read this. It ties up all the open ends from the first book concerning the myriad subjects that were left unfinished because of pending trials, etc...If you are a Mob junkie this is your book. It also analyzes the true scope of the damage that this lone FBI Undercover Agent did to the modern Mafia, both by direct testimony for the next 20+ years after coming out...and the chaos created within the mob's own ranks which has turned a once omnipotent organization into a mere shell of itself. Fascinating reading.
This is one of the most detailed and well written stories about the mafia and it's inner workings. Pistone relates his own experiences being undercover with the mafia. If you liked the movie of the same name or have any interest in learning about how the mafia was structured and ran, then this book has to be on your list - and now.
I've read it about half way through, so far, it's great. Joe Pistone is an American hero. I hope the FBI can do similar damage to crime groups from regions other than Italy.
Better than donnie brasco. Originally i had the more compete version which came with a cd of wire tapped conversations with lefty. I hoped this one was the same but it was not. That's fine, it served a purpose and provided a great deal of insight to someone who was unfamiliar with the story
When an author first decides to write a book, I believe that one of the first things that he must decide: what will be the tone. I'm not convinced that Joe Pistone thought enough about this beforehand, or if he did, I think that he went in the wrong direction.
Author Joe Pistone relates his experiences as an undercover agent for the F.B.I. Yes, there is some repetition from his previous book, but the title Unfinished Business derives from the unanswered questions that have been brought to light. Sonny Black Napolitano paid the ultimate price for Pistone's infiltration of the mafia. Sonny Black's murder was orchestrated by the last Don, Big Joey Massino. Bonnano capo Frank Lino along with Stevie Beef Cannone were the hitmen who lured Sonny to a Staten Island home for his execution. To spare himself the death penalty for having insisted on the execution of a Canadian who Joey felt was questioning his authority, Joey turned against his own mafia family which led to a domino effect in the conviction of several other individuals. The bottom line is that there is no loyalty within the mob. In most cases the turnover in this line of work is constant. You're under stress constantly because someone will eventually want to see you whacked. Pistone also relates his difficulties in dealing with an unnamed F.B.I. agent in a south eastern city who resented Pistone and caused him a lot of unnecessary problems. If you enjoy books on the mob or if you have read the previous book entitled Donnie Brasco you are sure to enjoy this book as well.
For those interested in the 70's and 80's mafia in New York, this book is a goldmine of REAL information and insight. What you have here is such an honest view of the life -- its as if you are there yourself, and that is not something that comes along very often. Well written to boot...