Sam the Plumber Author:Henry A. Zeiger More revealing that the facts of The Valachi Papers — More astonishing than the fiction of the Godfather — Simone Rizzo (Sam the Plumber) de Cavalcante is in some ways a typical successful businessman - $60,000 home in the suburbs, wife and kids. But, his problems are a little different. — The Cosa Nostra killing of one Cadillac Charlie of Youngsto... more »wn, Ohio. Someone did a messy job and 'the kids' must be told: no more hand grenades.
Arbitrating a cock-eyed land deal set up by an underworld figure names Pussy Rizzo and the New Jersey commissioner of tenement housing.
The mystery kidnapping of Mafia bigwig Joe Bonano - with Sam the mediator, finding his life on the line - caught between 'a hundred and twenty Feds' and warring Cosa Nostra factions.
Sam the Plumber is a New Jersey Mafia boss, with a controlling hand ingambling, labor racketeering, political fixing, jukeboxes, hijacking, and the murder business. His extraordinary story, most of which has never appeared anywhere, is taken from thirteen volumes of verbatim conversations overheard by an FBI 'bug' in Sam's office. It is shocking testimony to the shadowy power of the Cosa Nostra in all our lives.« less