As mob families go, the Philadelphia Mafia is the most dysfunctional familyof all--with brother turning against brother, sons turning on their fathers.In 1993, an embittered legacy of rivalry and hatred exploded into a brutal, bloody battle between old world mobster and the young, flamboyant JoeyMerlino. However, this would be warfare different from any other. This time, theFBI had it all down on tape.
Among the mobsters caught on tape:John Stanfa, the violent, often irrational, paranoid old-school mob don battlinga new generation of savage young turks.
Rosario Bellocchi, the young Sicilian-born hitman in love with his boss'sdaughter, who would do anything to get ahead--even kill his best friend.
John Veasey, the two-hundred-pound mad dog hitman who once had to postponea hit--in order to visit his parole officer.
Drawing on four years of investigative work, and more than two thousandtaped conversations, veteran true crime journalist George Anastasia takes readersinside the world of mobsters at war, and FBI agents so close on their heels thatt hey even watched onehit unfold live through asurveillance camera.