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The Good Guys Hardcover – January 6, 2005
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So who better to fill our minimum requirement of whacking and wisecracking than a couple of guys with explicit knowledge of the life? Bill Bonanno is a former high-echelon member of the Bonanno crime family. Joe Pistone is a former FBI agent whose undercover exploits as Donnie Brasco made their way from the page to the big screen. This unlikely pair constitutes a kind of mob fiction dream team, the product of which is THE GOOD GUYS.
Bonanno and Pistone, along with co-author David Fisher, have crafted a surprisingly entertaining mystery that manages to combine insider knowledge of the mob and the FBI with well-drawn characters (including several large, dangerous men with interesting nicknames like "Tony Cupcakes"), frequently hilarious dialogue, and enough gunplay and violence to add a satisfying edge.
The story revolves around the search for the missing Professor G, a Russian language educator. He's simultaneously being sought by FBI agents Connor O'Brien and Laura Russo, and by Mafia career climber Bobby San Filippo, aka Bobby Hats, aka Bobby Blue Eyes.Read more ›
The disconcerting narrative style has the authors speak in the first person at times, to reinforce the plot with anecdotes from their personal experiences. Stranger still are second-person segments in which the reader is admonished ("you should always..").
Those quirks aside, this is a pretty fun read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was everything the seller said it was. Made a great Father's Day gift for my husband. Thanks for shipping it so quickly!Published on June 28, 2010 by Pumkinn
I liked Pistone's other books and picked up this one used. I was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised to discover it was a page turner. Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by quietstorm
This is a very unique book as it was authored by a mob guy and an fbi agent , describing scenarios from their own point of views. The story is fast paced and well conceived.Published on April 19, 2008 by William D. Tompkins
I bought "The Good Guys" assuming that it actually might be a "good" mafioso read. However, I decided to dump the book about 100 pages into the story. Read morePublished on February 10, 2006 by David Stepanis
They novel is a pleasant quick read, a little repitious in places to be sure due to switching narrators, but that is fine. Read morePublished on July 23, 2005 by Louis Martin III