The Valachi Papers Author:Peter Maas The electrifying bestseller - The first inside acct. of life in the mafia! Joe Valachi was one of the Mafia's most loyal soldiers. For more than thirty years he survived in an organization where failure means death. His career encompassed burglary, slot machines, skylocking, numbers, narcotics and, according to Justice Department estimates, 33... more » murders!« less
Since "The Godfather" came on screen I have been interested in the Mafia. This book is the true story of Joe Valachi written from interviews and police notes. I found it very interesting and all of the big names such as Genovese, Luciano, Gambino, Capone just to name a few.