Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life In The Mafia - A True Story By Fbi Agent Joseph D. Pistone
Posing as a jewel thief Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone worked undercover for six years to infiltrate the flamboyant and deadly community of Mafia wise guys, captains and bosses. Now his eyewitness account brings to pulsing life the code of honor, loyalties and treacheries, and dirty dealings of unforgettable characters.
Author Pistone narrates this thrilling account of his own experiences as an undercover FBI agent who successfully infiltrated the dangerous world of the Mafia. During a six-year period in the 1970s, Pistone adopted the persona of Donnie Brasco, a successful jewel thief who was looking to "get connected." He slowly and carefully ingratiated himself with the Mafiosi and was about to be initiated as a member when his assignment ended. Successfully earning the trust of many high-ranking "wise guys," he was able to expose the activities of several important families, including the Bonannos and the Colombos. Though it reads like a thriller, this work also provides listeners with much concrete information about Mafia financial and familial operations. Pistone's narration and the inclusion of excerpts from actual FBI surveillance tapes bring the events of this tale chillingly to life. Taking into account the recent release of the movie version starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp as Pistone, this excellent production is essential for public libraries with crime collections.Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Ohio
Author : Joseph D. Pistone
Publisher : Berkley
Published Year : 1997
Format : Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Dimensions : 6.88 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.18 (d)
ISBN : 0451192575
ISBN13 : 9780451192578
Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone carried out the most audacious sting operation ever, working undercover for six years to infiltrate the flamboyant community of mafia soldiers, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers.
Now his unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating life the entire world of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their wives, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and dirty dealings.
With the drama and suspense of a high-tension thriller, Joseph Pistone reveals every incredible aspect of the jealously guarded world he penetrated...and draws a chilling picture of what the mafia is, does, and means in America today.
Pistone an FBI agent who adopted the identity of Donnie Brasco, jewel thief, and lived undercover as a Mob member for six years.