Unless you get really lucky, and find a copy squirreled away in the wrong section of your local bookstore, you won't be able to get a first printing of Mob Boss: The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia. But there are still plenty of second print versions of the hardcover available as gifts or for your own reading pleasure.
Because of the heavy demand, Thomas Dunne Books went to the well again for a second printing of Mob Boss, the book that The New York Times called a "gripping, novelistic biography – a bulls-eye."
The mass market, paperback version is due out in March, but you can still pick up a copy of the hard cover at your favorite bookstore, or, as Claude Raines might say to Humphrey Bogart, from any number of the usual online suspects: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion, as well as an independent book seller near you.
See why Mob Boss has been praised by Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nicholas Pileggi, Mister District Attorney Robert Morgenthau – as well as readers everywhere.
Mob Boss is also available in a special BIG PRINT edition. And for those who would rather hear every word of the 406 page book read to them, Mob Boss is also available on an MP3 CD from Tantor Audio.
December 11, 2014
This Week in Gang Land
Feds Charge Gambino 'Young Gun' With 12-Year-Old Mob Rubout
In late 2001, John Alite, still close pals then with acting boss John (Junior) Gotti, was riding high, partying at a Manhattan nightclub. All of a sudden, someone grabbed the diminutive Gambino associate in a bear hug from behind. Startled and instantly on high alert, Alite swiveled around to confront his attacker. The bear hug came from another murderous gangster from Queens named Martin Bosshart. But Bosshart had fear – not murder – in his eyes. He had just gotten out of state prison, and had heard rumors that he was suspected of being "a rat."
Junior Gotti was away in federal prison, but Alite was still plugged in, and he had heard the same rumblings, he said. He warned Bosshart to stay away from Gambino soldier Charles Carneglia, his associate Peter (Bud) Zuccaro and Bosshart's "friend Jerry," whose last name he couldn't recall, while he tried to resolve the problem.
The warning didn't help. Several weeks later, on January 2, 2002, according to a 15-count racketeering indictment filed last month in Brooklyn Federal Court, it was Gennaro (Jerry) Bruno who shot Marty Bosshart to death in a desolate area in Howard Beach off the Belt Parkway. The indictment details Bruno's rise as a member of the "Young Guns," a Gambino family farm team controlled by capo Ronald (Ronny One Arm) Trucchio to his alleged role as a trusted assassin for Trucchio's mobster son Alphonse.
In a surprising turnaround, a tough-sentencing judge gave probation last month to a long time mob associate who was facing prison for financing an extortionate $100,000 loan to a trucking company in 2009 that Colombo capo Theodore (Skinny Teddy) Persico and two cohorts used in a labor racketeering scheme to haul debris away from Ground Zero.
A murderous mobster was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week as his reward for disclosing the Colombo family's involvement in the American Mafia's first and only planned execution of a New York City Cop. The lenient sentence for turncoat wiseguy Joseph (Joe Caves) Competiello included punishment for his own role in that murder, along with four others he and his mob cohorts committed during his life of crime.