ISBN-13: 9781480086920 / Angielski / Miękka / 2012 / 332 str.
Within the infamous and legendary Five Families of La Cosa Nostra in New York, there is a "Sixth Family." These are the crews of young men who take orders from the mafia soldiers - the "made" men. Once a man is 'made' he no longer has to do the dirty work, and it is the job of the crews of the Sixth Family to carry out the assaults, extortion's, hijackings, collections and even murders. These young men live in a constant world of intrigue, betrayal and the very real possibility of dying a sudden and violent death. The Sixth Family is the story of Frankie Russo's crew - Tony, Vinny, Jakey, Bruno and Fat Donnie- all in their mid-twenties and hungry to become "made" men and mobsters. They do the "dirty work" for one reason - so someday, if they carry out the orders and keep their mouths shut - they might become "made" men in a New York Mafia family. Crew member Vinny narrates the book with a colorful voice, telling the story of mob captain Carlo Vitelli and the "family of men" who work for him and the "big boss" Roberto DiNardo. All Carlo expects from "made" men like Frankie Russo is to take orders for "jobs" and make sure that his crew doesn't screw up, so Carlo and the family can profit and stay off the radar of the FBI. But Carmella Balducci has a different goal. As a prosecutor in the U.S Attorney's Office, she is determined to destroy the DiNardo family and Carlo Vitelli. She has an informant from "inside the family," who can help her get recognition, for bringing down these powerful mobsters. Carlo has got to trust Frankie that the crew will be loyal to him. Unfortunately, the guys: Tony, Vinny, Jakey, Bruno and Fat Donnie don't always get things right, but their blunders and attempts not to piss off Frankie cause amusing chaos as they do their hits, plan their robberies and even kidnap a soap opera star. As an accomplished filmmaker and author, Amoruso's incredibly engaging dialogue creates realistic characters, just like the guys from the "old neighborhood" in Brooklyn where he grew up. As a kid, Amoruso would deliver to a bookie sealed brown paper bags filled with betting slips from the wise guys at the local "social club." They would tip him a few bucks and on occasion, bring him inside the club for a cold soda. Even as a youngster he observed and absorbed everything about these unique men - the way they spoke, dressed and acted - and it all comes out in THE SIXTH FAMILY.