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Publisher's Summary

Vincent "Chin" Gigante.
He started out as a professional boxer - until he found his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. His doting mother's pet name for the boy evolved into his famous alias, "Chin", a nickname that struck fear throughout organized crime as he routinely ordered the murders of mobsters who violated the Mafia code.
Vincent Gigante was hand-picked by Vito Genovese to run the Genovese Family when Vito was sent to prison. Chin raked in more than $100 million for the Genovese Family, all while evading federal investigators. At the height of his power, he controlled an underworld empire of close to 300 made men.
And yet Vincent Gigante was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy. A serial psychiatric hospital outpatient, he wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a second family from his wife. On 22 occasions, he admitted himself to a mental hospital. It took nearly 30 years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal authorities to finally bring him down.
©2016 Larry McShane (P)2016 Tantor
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"Full of astonishment... A kind of dark wonder." (Pete Hamill, best-selling author)
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4 out of 5 stars
By KMRKR on 02-05-17

Not as good as others

It's just kinda slow and more factually dulling. It's awesome facts but reads as a text book more than a story.

Overall great info to learn more or if your just getting started.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Matt Cristinzio on 08-06-18

Entertaining

I found this a good book although 5 families was a much better organized crime book in my opinion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr L Palmer on 09-18-17

Sssss

Unfortunately I tuned into the narrators tendency to whistle when pronouncing words than contain S

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jesse james on 01-31-18

Great insight

What a great insight into the the life and times of the old school mafia into the new age a real gripping listen

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