The Gotti Wars

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A riveting, decades-in-the-writing memoir from the determined young prosecutor who, in two of America's most celebrated trials, managed to convict famed mob boss John Gotti-and subsequently took down the Mafia altogether. John Gotti was without a doubt the flashiest and most feared Mafioso in American history. He became the boss of the Gambino Crime Family in spectacular fashion-with the brazen and very public murder of Paul Castellano in front of Sparks Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan in 1985. Not one to stay below law enforcement's radar, Gotti instead became the first celebrity crime boss. From Gotti's first days as self-declared boss of the Gambino Crime Family, John Gleeson, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, was watching. When Gotti finally faced two federal racketeering prosecutions, Gleeson was on both teams trying to bring him to justice-as second chair in the first trial and lead prosecutor in the second. In what turned out be a ten-year saga, the mobster was finally put away and the Five Families brought down.