The Mafia Chronicles

Autobiographies of a Mafia Hit Man
Open Road Media (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 10. Juli 2018
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  • 610 Seiten
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978-1-5040-5478-2 (ISBN)
A New York Times bestseller, the "chilling and compelling . . . must-read" confessions of a mob hit man-and the riveting sequel of his most harrowing contract (former FBI agent Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco). Killer: The Bronx-born son of a Jewish bootlegger, "Joey the Hit Man" was introduced to crime when he was just eleven years old. For the next thirty years he was a numbers king, scalper, loan shark, enforcer, and drug smuggler. He hijacked trucks, fenced stolen goods, and trafficked in pornography. But Joey really made his name as a Mafia assassin, racking up thirty-eight cold-blooded hits-thirty-five for cash, three for revenge. In this no-holds-barred account, he reveals the brutal truth of a life in organized crime. Hit #29: In the fall of 1969, a public execution in a Brooklyn Italian restaurant earned Joey a mention in the New York Daily News and a twenty-grand payout from the mob. Next up: The bosses suspected their trusted numbers controller, Joe Squillante, was skimming the nightly bets to settle personal debts. But Squillante, aka Hit #29, was no clueless patsy and an unpredictable bull's-eye. Taking the job meant entering into a game of predator and prey as nerve-racking as the cock of a .38 hammer.
"Joey the Hit Man" was a loan shark, numbers king, professional assassin, and the New York Times-bestselling author, with David Fisher, of Killer: The Autobiography of a Mafia Hit Man (1973) and Hit #29: Based on the Killer's Own Account (1974).
  • Cover Page
  • Killer
    • Title Page
    • Introduction by David Fisher
    • 1 Joey-What You'd Call My Early Years
    • 2 The Gang's All Here
    • 3 The Numbers
    • 4 The Process of Elimination
    • 5 The Shy's the Limit
    • 6 The Business of Pleasure
    • 7 Bettors, Bookies and Bookmaking
    • 8 Horses and Other Athletes
    • 9 Big Deal
    • 10 Some of Our Best Friends Are in Show Biz
    • 11 The Cost of Highs
    • 12 I Can Get It for You No Sale
    • 13 The Godfather: The Way Things Ain't
    • 14 Gallo and Colombo: The Way Things Are
    • 15 Doing Business with Cops and Pols
    • 16 Fences
    • 17 Going Legit
    • 18 The Graybar Hotel
    • 19 Good-bye
    • Epilogue by David Fisher
  • Hit #29
    • Title Page
    • Planning the Perfect Hit
    • Hit #28
    • Say It Ain't So, Joe
    • Contacted and Contracted
    • Sweetlips Gives Me the Envelope
    • Tailing Him
    • Doubts and Great Danes
    • Young Ladies and Old Ladies
    • Squillante Bets His Life
    • Near Miss?
    • The Best Laid Plans
    • Near Mrs.
    • Right Guy, Wrong Crime
    • The Longest Day
    • But First a Brief Word From My Sponsor
    • The Longest Night
    • After the Ball Is Over
    • Copping Out
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

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