Meet Joe O'Brien
Boss of Bosses details investigative skills
weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, translated into 15 different
languages, with paperback, audio tape, and a movie to be released shortly,
Boss of Bosses is more than another story of the Mafia. It is the
story of two men: Paul Castellano, Mafia boss of the powerful New York Crime
families, and his nemesis, FBI Special Agent, Joe O'Brien, recognized as
the top investigator in the United States by the Attorney General for the
investigations recorded in this book.
It's the story of investigative skill, resourcefulness, dogged
determination, and psychological expertise. It's the story of personal
bravery, and the luck borne of persistence and commitment.
Castellano headed New York's immensely
powerful Gambino crime family for more
than ten years. On December 16, 1985, he
was gunned down in a spectacular
shooting on Manhattan's fashionable East
At the time of his death, Paul
Castellano was under indictment. So were
most of the major Mafia figures in New
York. Why? Because in 1983 the FBI had
hidden a microphone in the kitchen of
Castellano's Staten Island mansion. The
600 hours of recorndings led to eight
criminal trials. And this book.
Agents Joe O'Brien and Andris Kurins
planted that mike. They listened to the
voices. Now they bring you the most
revealing look inside the Mafia ever ...
in the Mafia's own words.
"Beautifully done, not only strange and
fascinating but even touching."
-- Robert Daley, author of Prince of the
"At least as good as Mario Puzo, with
shades of David Mamet or even Arthur
-- New York
In 1983, FBI
agents O'Brien and Kurins planted a
microphone in Paul Castellano's opulent
Staten Island mansion. The 600 hours of
recordings led to eight criminal trials,
and precipitated this
critically-acclaimed and revealing look
inside the Mafia". . . as good as Mario
Puzo".--New York Daily News.
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