Thirty years have passed since the assassination of Judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, two men whose integrity and courage in the face of mafia violence made them symbols of hope for a better future in Italy. In these three decades, the fight against organized crime has been an unrelenting uphill battle. The mafia has adapted to changing times and technologies, shapeshifting to remain as relevant and dangerous as ever.
This book chronicles the atrocities of Cosa Nostra, while showing that even in the darkest of times, there are always some people who are willing to fight for justice.
The author’s clear prose is easy to follow, the insights into Sicilian culture and the inner workings of the Mafia are fascinating, and the stories of individuals and organizations who put everything on the line to fight back are truly inspiring. … A gripping narrative of the roots, rise, and fall of a notorious criminal organization.Kirkus
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This is an absorbing read. The author has obviously put in a great deal of time and research, from the expansive resources referenced and supplied as further reading, to the timeline of dates included at the end of each section. Although dense with information, it flows really well, as you learn about everything from the unification of Italy through to the political climate around the time of the Cold War and the flaws in the judicial system exploited to this day by the Cosa Nostra.LoveReading
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