Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Simon & Schuster, 1991 - 384 pagine
A shocking expose of how the Sicilian Mafia uses financial influence and ruthless violence to control the international narcotics trade. "The most definitive work yet published on the transformation of the old bootlegging and gambling Mafia into a multinational conglomerate".--The Washington Times.
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This comedy of prison life in Palermo described a consorteria mafiusa: a "society,
" complete with initiation rites and a hierarchical structure, of Mafiosi who
commanded special respect inside the jail, imposed their own rules, exacted
Where Mafiosi walking free had to keep clear of the cops and mind their backs,
he could rule over a prison kingdom undisturbed. No monarch is so absolute as a
reigning Capo-Mafia in jail. Leggio, the most potent and frightening Capo-Mafia ...
He reminded the court of all the times he had been tried and acquitted — he was
in prison now only for a single murder committed a quarter of a century earlier —
noting with the faintest whiff of irony that nobody still alive had ever testified ...
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Four years of exhaustive research in police records, court documents, and other archives has convinced Sterling, author of Terror Network ( LJ 3/15/81), that the Mafia operates a massive conspiracy ... Leggi recensione completa
The View from Palermo
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