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Mob Boss - The Life of Little Al D'arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia

Jerry Capeci

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Alfonso "Little Al" D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, and his testimony sent more than fifty mobsters to prison. In Mob Boss, award-winning news reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins team up for this unparalleled account of D'Arco's life and the New York mob scene that he embraced for four decades. Until the day he switched sides, D'Arco lived and breathed the old-school gangster lessons he learned growing up in Brooklyn and fine-tuned on the mean streets of Little Italy. But when he learned he was marked to be whacked, D'Arco quit the mob. His defection decimated his crime family and opened a window on mob secrets going back a hundred years. After speaking with D'Arco, the authors reveal unprecedented insights, exposing shocking secrets and troublesome truths about a city where a famous pizza parlor doubled as a Mafia center for multi-million-dollar heroin deals, where hit men carried out murders dressed as women, and where kidnapping a celebrity newsman's son was deemed appropriate revenge for the father's satirical novel. Capeci and Robbins spent hundreds of hours in conversation with D'Arco, and exhausted many hours more fleshing out his stories in this riveting narrative that takes readers behind the famous witness testimony for a comprehensive look at the Mafia in New York City.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Robbins, Michael Prichard

Length:

16h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:00:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:00:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:20