From “one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes) comes a shocking and fascinating account of the violent rise and fall of the modern American mob, filled with eye-opening revelations and insider detail
The Gotti family’s startling story has never been fully told until now. In Gotti’s Rules, veteran true-crime writer and prize-winning reporter George Anastasia gains unprecedented access to the notorious Gotti crime family’s stories and secrets, including its fascinating “Gotti Rules” of leadership. Based on extensive FBI files and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, particularly former insider and FBI informant John Alite—a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gotti family—Anastasia’s page-turning account demystifies the infamous Gotti family and its larger-than-life legend and provides proof of shocking allegations against Gotti Jr. that have never before been confirmed.
“A fast-paced and compelling story that reads like a crime thriller.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
“George Anastasia [is] our most important chronicler of the decline and fall of Italian America’s dark glory, La Cosa Nostra.”—Bill Tonelli, former editor, Esquire and Rolling Stone
“This is the story of Alite—his crimes, flight from authorities, capture, prison experiences, extradition, and finally his testimony against Junior, whose trial ended with a hung jury. . . . Should appeal to true crime and mafia aficionados.”—Library Journal