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This review is from: Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires (Hardcover)
As a crime writer based in the UK one of my first port of calls when researching a subject is the New York Times website. If I came across an article by Selwyn Raab then I knew I would have access to an informative and well written piece of research.
So, it came as no surprise that FIVE FAMILIES was an execllent read despite what some other reviewers think.
Raab's knowledge of the New York Mafia and how he imparts this to the reader is unquestionally brilliant. He has raised the stakes for future writers attempting to better this work.