The Good Guys

The Good Guys

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* Chain-smoking Mickey Fists isn't sure if he's an "addict" or an "attic." * The Freemont Avenue Social Club is on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. So are the best wiretaps FBI money can buy. * Skinny Al weighed 320 pounds and lived life to the fullest...until someone burned out his eardrums and shot his body full of holes. Hundreds of writers have tried to capture life inside the mob, but no one has ever had the inside access to write a book like this one. Drawing on the firsthand experience of former undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone-aka Donnie Brasco-as well as former Mafia prince Bill Bonanno, The Good Guys straddles both sides of the law, races relentlessly through the New York City underworld, and crackles with characters and moments so vivid they will never let you go. At Columbia University, a professor of Russian literature has gone missing. A few miles and light-years away, Little Eddie LaRocca and Bobby San Filippo are on the move-dealing in everything from hot-sheet hotels to bootleg Fuji film. When the hoods are sent to find the professor, they find out that someone else is looking, too. Beautiful FBI agent Laura Russo is making her preppy partner's head spin. She knows the missing man is important-and somehow connected to a recent mob hit. While Eddie and Bobby are fighting their way through ugly deeds and pretty coeds, these feds will cook up some business of their own, turning a little disagreement among criminals into an all-out war... Capturing the organized crime world of the go-go '80s, Pistone and Bonanno's one-of-a-kind collaboration is bad to the bone-and as marvelously authentic as it gets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446529655
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2005
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Good Guys 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe Pistone takes his inside knowledge of the New York Italian Mafia and uses it to spin a fine novel with realistic dialogue a good plot and a tie in to the Russian mob. J.R. Locke, Author of Possible Twenty, a Gangster Tale & Down and Out in Manhattan
RAZORHEAD More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I'm hoping it becomes a movie ASAP. Although it is fiction, consider the collaborators and you can tell there are some very real stories in there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eye witness testimony, first-hand reports - nothing grabs us much more quickly than someone who can tell it like it actually is or was. When it comes to the mob, few are willing to talk about it. Bill Bonnano and Joe Pistone are more than willing and they do talk about it in absorbing detail with 'The Good Guys.' More reliable sources couldn't be found. Bill Bonanno is a former chief in the Bonnano crime family, and the author of 'Bound By Honor: A Mafioso's Story.' More widely known as Donnie Brasco, Joe Pistone was an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the mob. His daring eventually led to the New York crime prosecutions that ripped apart that city's top five crime families. What a pair! 'The Good Guys' takes place in, where else? New York City. It's the 1980s and a Russian language professor at Columbia University has disappeared. He may have ties to a burgeoning Russian mafia syndicate. Little Eddie LaRocca and Bobby San Filippo (not good guys) are dispatched to find him. They soon find out they're not the only ones searching - the FBI is also chasing down leads. Listeners will enjoy meeting FBI agents Connor O'Brien and Laura Russo. Those who have followed The Sopranos will be familiar with characters similar to the lethal Bobby Hats, and his stop-at-nothing attempts to rise higher in the mob. Good listening for those who enjoy prime crime. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read a real page turner. Good characters and Believable plotline
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