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.
If you love the movie you’ll love this!
This gives a lot more backstory than the movie which is great. In the move we meet Lefty about 5 minutes in, while in the book it’s around page 100. We really get insight to how Pistons builds up enough street credit for Lefty to take notice. Al Pacino and Johnny Depp were cast perfectly.
Excellent autobiography of retired FBI agent «Donnie Brasco’s » groundbreaking undercover work with the Mafia, even including being “made,” considered on of the Mafia. His valuable intelligence info enabled the successful prosecution of many members of the mob, literally making the streets safer. Pictures of major players, as well as a sentencing list, are bonuses. If you are interested in picotal events in criminal justice history, or behind-the-scenes, gritty details of undercover work, this is the book for you.
Better than the movie!!
Great first hand account of an honest look in to the American Mob. Fastest I've ever read a book. If you read this Mr. Pistone, thank you!