Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip CarloGaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

byPhilip Carlo

Paperback | June 23, 2009

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The boss of New York's infamous Lucchese crime family, Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso's life in the Mafia was preordained from birth. His rare talent for "earning"—concocting ingenious schemes to hijack trucks, rob banks, and bring vast quantities of drugs into New York—fueled his unstoppable rise up the ladder of organized crime. A mafioso responsible for at least fifty murders, Casso lived large, with a beautiful wife and money to burn. When the law finally caught up with him in 1994, Casso became the thing he hated most—an informer.

From his blood feud with John Gotti to his dealings with the "Mafia cops," decorated NYPD officers Lou Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, to the Windows case, which marked the beginning of the end for the New York Mob, Gaspipe is Anthony Casso's shocking story—a roller-coaster ride into an exclusive netherworld that reveals the true inner workings of the Mafia, from its inception to the present time.

Philip Carlo was born and raised on the mean streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—the same streets Tommy Pitera hailed from. There, Carlo earned a Ph.D. in street smarts, and he escaped a life of crime by writing about it with unusual insight. He is the author of the bestsellersThe Night Stalker, about notorious serial killer Richard Ramir...
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Title:Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia BossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:June 23, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061429859

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent An interesting life story but fairly predictable and not overly informative.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gaspipe One must wonder, who really are the bad guys. Gaspipe had more too offer then the bull yet the bull went free a nd gasco get,s life sentence. Absolutely excellent reading.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manager Best mafia book ever! Could not put it down
Date published: 2014-02-22

Editorial Reviews

“... the inside information about the lifestyle, rituals, killings and betrayals is priceless.An authoritative look at a once-rampant predator now at bay.”