ANOTHER NEW, UPDATED EDITION!: On May 27, 2008, a trade paperback edition of the "The Last Godfather" became
available under the title "King of The Godfathers." This is an updated edition of the mass market paperback published
in June 2007. It is in the larger trade format and contains an extra chapter, dealing with Vincent Basciano and developments
in the Bonanno crime family through the end of 2007. It is now available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. It will also
be available at fine book stores everywhere.
The volume is an excellent primer on the relationship between Basciano
and Massino, who will in all likelihood testify against his former captain sometime in 2009 in a trial that involves the potential
death penalty--the first such capital case for a major New York City mobster since that of Louis Lepke in the 1940s.
Table of Contents for "The Last Godfather"
1. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
3. The Toughest Kid on the Block
4. Maspeth Joe
A Piece of Work
6. "I Don't Do Nothing"
7. Power Play
8. The Three Captains
9. The Inside
10. Up on the Roof
11. Do It to Me One More Time
12. The Gathering Storm
13. Murder on the
15. Horatio Alger of the Mafia
16. By the Numbers
18. All in
19. "Let's Bring In The Jury"
20. "They Didn't Die of Old Age"
21. "They Thought They Might
22. "I Didn't Want to Do No More Time"
23. "This Is for Life"
24. "He Is a Rat"
"I Had Killed For Him"
26. " Not One We Won"
27. End Game
Where Are They Now
Read about "The Last Godfather:
Joseph Massino and The Fall of The Bonanno Crime family in the September 28, 2006 edition of the premier mob news website
www.ganglandnews.com. Noted author Jerry Capeci says The Last Godfather is
the latest and best word on the Massino saga.
"The Last Godfather: Joseph Massino and The Fall of
The Bonanno Crime Family" by Anthony M. DeStefano is now on sale and available at Barnes and Noble, Borders and other
fine bookstores. It is published by Citadel Press with an official publication date of September 30. "The Last Godfather"
It is available online at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. "The Last Godfather" intimately details the inside
story of Joseph Massino, the boss of the Bonanno crime family who decided to turn cooperating witness for the federal government
in 2005. Effectively the boss of the crime family for over 20 years, Massino was betrayed by his brother-in-law and underboss
Sal Vitale, as well as other key captains in the borgata. "The Last Godfather" covers over 70 years of Mafia history
and is based on interviews with Massino's family and friends, law enforcement officials and the author's coverage of the 2004
federal trial in Brooklyn.
Joseph Massino's FBI booking photographs
taken on January 9, 2003 at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, the day he was arrested on federal racketeering charges for which
he was convicted in July 2004. (FBI Photo)
"The Last Godfather" details
Massino's close relationship with the late John Gotti.
* How Massino testified in his own defense in a 1976 federal
hijacking case and beat the rap!
* How Massino set up the murders of three rival crime captains in May 1981 and then
set up the slaying of Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano in August 1981.
* How Massino went on the lam for over two
years after his federal indictment in 1982 and then was able to negotiate his safe return and freedom on bail.
Massino's relationship with brother-in-law Sal Vitale deteriorated and contributed to his undoing.
* How two young
FBI agents used forensic accounting methods to probe the Bonanno crime family and bring down Massino with the help of Brooklyn
* Why Massino decided to abandon his life of loyalty to the Mafia and the code of Omerta and become
a government witness, betraying his old friends and criminal associates.
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"The Last Godfather: Joseph Massino and The Fall of The Bonanno Crime Family," will be officially released
on August 29, 2006. It is pre-release listed and can be ordered on Amazon.com at a discounted price.www.Amazon.com