John Alite

John Alite and Jimmy Calandra

We’ve written about the former Gambino associate for years. Frankly, we don't know if John Alite (always AYE-LIGHT, fck dat ALEETAYE sht) loves us, wants to whack us, tie us to a tree, etc., but hey.... Johnny makes life a helluva lot more interesting.....

John Alite's new book, Darkest Hour, is part of a planned trilogy written with author S.C. Pike that details John Alite's early years.

Ms. Pike, below, is a sexy lady with a sexy Southern drawl.....

SC Pike, author of Darkest Hour.

From afterward


How is it possible that John Alite moved back to the very area where he killed for a living, shot and maimed countless enemies, after leaving a ton of wreckage and chaos behind?

The question we must all ask ourselves on so many different levels is—why?

Why doesn’t any former boss from any crime family, captain of any crew, or any soldier who worked the streets not live like John Alite? Why do all those so-called killers, who were “made men,” stay hidden away in other states while existing under different identities?

Why did John Alite turn down the government’s Witness Protection Program? What does he have that so many others don’t?

Besides the nonsensical, ignorant critics who only know how to write obscenities on social media, cowering behind their keyboards like insolent five-year-olds hiding behind their mothers’ skirts, why isn’t the mafia making an attack on his life? John Alite is very much in the public, living on his terms, which basically dares anyone who has ever been after him to step out and challenge him to a duel.

This is John’s question to everyone. Why?


Through a life of heartache, betrayal, and loss comes a story of grace, healing, and redemption. But some things never truly change, do they? The very fabric of John’s being is comprised of a sober fearlessness with a propensity to dole out violence the very moment he suspects a threat—without a second’s hesitation.

This amazing man didn’t hesitate to open up his heart and soul to me. He’s allowed me to capture his life’s story in a way that goes far beyond just the facts of the mob life. And as the months have passed between us, I’ve come to understand John in a new light. I’ve been able to tap into his complex mind and extract not only his very thoughts, but his reasoning and thought processes. John keeps his emotions under lock and key, but I was determined to open those doors too.

John’s story goes beyond unique. I believe it’s different than anything anyone has ever written before. It’s simply not in me to write a story without being able to pull the reader in, making them feel as if they’re walking in the main character’s shoes themselves. I want the reader to feel the anger, the laughter, the tears, and heartache of loss, while experiencing the blood-pumping adrenaline that John lived through on a day-to-day basis.


I’ve never been one to conform to traditions, and I adhere to very few social protocols and procedures. I don’t disrespect authority, but I suppose I’m still considered a rebel of sorts. My father raised me to be independent, strong-minded, and to question everything. I’ve always taken the initiative to investigate all things for myself in order to formulate my very own conclusions, taking no one’s word as gospel. I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, new challenges, and uncovering untapped territories, and when I want something, I go after it with a vengeance.

I was writing under my pen name when I began to investigate the New York mafia world for a new book I was writing. Of course, reading a few books on this subject simply wouldn’t do. I’ve always had this inane desire to master subjects and topics to the absolute extreme. So, I began to devour dozens and dozens of books, left and right, one after the other. I was reading true story undercover biographies, and more mafia and true crime stories than what should’ve been considered normal. For five months straight, I was digesting close to four books a week, soaking in all the information I could find on the mafia.

But the very moment I stumbled upon George Anastasia’s book Gotti’s Rules, everything around me came to a screeching halt. I had found myself overly engrossed and beyond intrigued by John Alite’s story. I never read books for a second time, never, but I was in awe of Mr. Anastasia’s talent and his ability to write John’s tale.

I had to contact him.

I had more questions.

I wanted answers.

George Anastasia had articulated the facts so intriguingly well I didn’t walk away from this book having mafia questions. Instead, I had soul-searching ones. I had an uncontrollable and overwhelming need to know what made this man tick, what made John Alite be… John Alite. I had to know how he survived the series of events that played out in his life, and what made him want to turn his life around, and what his breaking point was. I started out with every intention of writing John’s life story as one novel, but by carefully peeling away all the complex layers from his history, he revealed more layers that lead to more questions, and I had to keep backing up his timeline. John is like trying to assemble a five-thousand-piece puzzle while being blindfolded. When I described him this way, that’s when I knew one book wasn’t enough to tell his story.

John lived a series of events that didn’t happen simply one after the other. Everything overlapped and intertwined, becoming a matrix of chaos. There are too many elaborate circumstances from his childhood that have come together to form this complex and highly intelligent man.

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author S.C. Pike 

Previously, there's Gotti's Rules, written by George Anastasia

"The Perfect Gangster"! As I was putting together the script for my next film and trying to picture out the Albanian organized crime, as the main subject, I set down with various ppl that were familiar with the MOB. And I realized, how hard was for most of them to see The Albanians as a fraction of the Italian Mafia (most of Albanians were their hitmen), or the Albanians as a Mafia a part (while they control their own territories mostly in Europe... ). The only man who knew both (Italian and Albanian organized crime) and could explain, to me, how crime and greed work same in every group, was John Alite. Thanks to him I could also see beyond that mystified image of the Gangsters as the Perfect Gentlemen, making "their American Dream" possible, or their inexplicable violence, on their way up to become the "Perfect Gangsters"...

Gotti's Rules tells story of Gambino associate John Alite.

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  1. Pretty good, Best line was i ve been to the penthouse and ive been to the basement.

  2. Yes, Anon, that was a good one... Why doesn't Disqus kick in on my landing pages?

  3. this guy was one of the most dangerous people in new york as i remember growing up as a kid from albania...her did bad things but hey its part of that lifestyle,once we heard he was a snitch everyone saidd nahh its a lie this guy would never rat and did! im still surprised from all the attention he gets


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