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Inside the Last Great Mafia Empire
C. Alexander Hortis, author of The Mob and the City wrote:

Fascinating insider account by a Bonanno caporegime
I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of this series. It's a great concept: a caporegime's tour through recent Bonanno Family history. We've had accounts by bosses (Joe Bonanno, Al D'Arco), and many soldiers and associates (Joe Valachi, Henry Hill, etc.), but almost no accounts by caporegimes, the group leaders on the streets. Cicale is also unusual in that he was based in The Bronx, a black hole in mob history books. This book fills those voids.

The result is a lot of fresh insights. Cicale describes the lingering resentments over the Commission-sanctioned hit on Galante, reveals hypocritical narcotics use by high-ranking mafiosi, and recounts a scary/funny story of Cicale bringing a soldier named Gino Gillespie back into line. Scarpo lets Cicale tell his story, while providing context with solid background history, too. This is a valuable new addition to Bonanno Family history.

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Inside the Last Great Mafia Empire, now $2.99

Now available for purchase on Amazon Kindle and in paperback...

Cosa Nostra News: The Cicale Files, Volume 1: Inside the Last Great Mafia Empire.

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Book Description
Publication Date: November 9, 2014


Life (and death) inside the Mafia... Dominick Cicale was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. From a young age he was closely associated with the Genovese crime family, considered the most powerful Mafia group in America. Fate intervened. In 1999 Cicale forged a tight alliance with Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, then an up-and-coming member of the Bronx faction of the Bonanno crime family. Under Basciano’s tutelage, Dominick rode the fast track: he was inducted into the American Cosa Nostra and swiftly rose from soldier to capo, amassing great wealth and power.

Cicale befriended and associated with numerous high-ranking figures within all of New York's Five Families as he plotted and schemed in a treacherous world where each day could be his last. This installment views startling details surrounding the brutal gangland murder of Gerlando “George from Canada” Sciascia and its resulting impact on relations between the Bonanno family in New York and its Montreal -based “outpost” established by the Mafia Commission in 1931. The cast of characters includes high-ranking Mafiosi such as Joseph Massino (The Last Don), Salvatore “Sal the Iron Worker” Montagna, Vito Rizzuto, Michael "The Nose" Mancuso, "Vinny Gorgeous" (a nickname never used in his presence) and Cicale himself.

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