Joe Silvestri was a tough kid from the mean streets of New York. He went from street brawler to wearing a tux at the glamorous Copacabana. He eventually provided “muscle” for the Mob, a highly respected and feared fixer—the guy you went to if you had a problem that needed to be resolved. He followed Mob protocol when having a sit down with an adversary: You never break bread with the enemy.
Award-winning Mob author Dennis Griffin joins forces with Joey “the Fixer” Silvestri to tell a tale of a bygone era when organized crime dominated New York City. It was a time when neighborhood bosses controlled their turf and some cops would look the other way for the right price. Your best friend one day might want you dead the next. It was a violent life in which only the strong survived.
|An interesting person that had many a tale in this book. His time working at the Copa was for me the most interesting especially with the many stars that came through as well as men associated with the Mafia. He begins the book from his childhood and then through his time in the service where even there he speaks of some wild things he did. I don’t know what I was expecting from this book but I just felt like it was okay nothing too special. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 3 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com