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Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
Donnie Brasco My Undercover Life in the Mafia Author:Joseph D. Pistone In Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone tells the story of working so deep undercover in the Mafia that the truth of his identity became blurry even for him. For six years, Pistone posed as jewel thief Donnie Brasco in order to pull off one of the most audacious sting operations ever. Because any small detail could blow his cover, P... more »istone adjusted his personality and habits to earn the trust of Mafia soldiers, connected guys, captains, and godfathers. He was so successful that many FBI surveillance teams assumed that he was yet another Mafia guy. This memoir paints a vivid portrait of the underworld of wise guys by revealing their code of honor, their treacherous dealings, their relationships with their wives and mistresses, and their lavish money habits. The suspense in Pistone's story builds as he unfurls his experience of life on the edge of good and evil and on the verge of death.« less
Gripping story of Joe Pistone posing undercover as Donnie Brasco for 6 years. He penetrated the Mafia deeper than anyone has ever gone as an FBI agent and is considered one of the main reasons for the Mafia's decline in today's world. And yes the book was better than the movie only because there is far more details in the book...This has to be one of the best Mafia books out there.
This is a great book, especially if you like insight into how the mafia works. Donnie Brasco is a special agent who enters the mafia for multiple years to end up being able to convict multiple higher up mafia members. I definitely recommend this book!