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Sonny

The Last of the Old Time Mafia Bosses, John "Sonny" Franzese

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Publisher Description

Award-winning investigative journalist S. J. Peddie writes the first groundbreaking account of the legendary mafia boss, Sonny Franzese, the head of the Colombo crime family and the financier of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat.

“Sonny Franzese was a standup guy. He lived his life, and he didn't hurt innocent people. And I knew him my whole life.” —Former Philadelphia crime boss Ralph Natale.


John “Sonny” Franzese reportedly committed his first murder at the age of fourteen. A “made man” for the Colombo crime family, he operated out of his Long Island home, specializing in racketeering, fraud, loansharking, and other illicit deeds he would deny to his dying day. His career in organized crime spanned over eight decades—and he was sentenced to fifty years in prison for robbery charges. But even behind bars, Sonny Franzese never stopped doing business . . .

Through it all, Franzese refused to break the Mafia’s code of silence. Authorities believe he may have murdered, or ordered the murders of, forty to fifty people. Yet he earned a grudging respect from law enforcement and an absolute reverence from his fellow gangsters. Eventually he managed to outlive them all—until his death in 2020 of natural causes, a rare event in the Mafia. Thanks to a series of exclusive firsthand interviews, the astonishing life story of John “Sonny” Franzese can be told in all its bold, brutal, and blood-spattered glory. This is a must-read for anyone fascinated with Mafia history—and a rare look inside a criminal mind that has become the stuff of legend.

“By turns blood-curdling and hilarious, Sonny regales us with the life and career of one of the most powerful and least-known New York Mafia crime bosses. A scrupulously documented and compulsive read.” —Teresa Carpenter, Pulitzer Prize–winner and author of Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2022
March 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Citadel Press
SELLER
Kensington Publishing Corp.
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Wanderer1077 ,

Sonny

Good read

Adrian Invest In Yourself ,

5 out of 5 stars!

Wow! This book was absolutely amazing! I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! I never knew there was this much to learn about Sonny, Michael and John Jr Franzese. Sonny lived a very long life and was around lots of high ranking men in the mafia. Sandra did a great job writing this book. She is a very detailed person and captures everything. I felt like I was watching a movie! I am looking forward to our interview with S.J. Thanks for the great book!

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