The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto

Lee Lamothe


The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto

The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto

  • Title: The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto
  • Author: Lee Lamothe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Kindle Edition



From The Sixth Family, according to witness testimony BROOKLYN, MAY 5, 1981 We were in the closet We all had our weapons loaded We sat there and waited for the doorbell to ring, said Salvatore Vitale, a slender New York mobster known as Good Looking Sal We left the door open a smidge to look out The ringing of the bell at the private social club s entrance signalFrom The Sixth Family, according to witness testimony BROOKLYN, MAY 5, 1981 We were in the closet We all had our weapons loaded We sat there and waited for the doorbell to ring, said Salvatore Vitale, a slender New York mobster known as Good Looking Sal We left the door open a smidge to look out The ringing of the bell at the private social club s entrance signaled the arrival of the first of the invited guests Vito Rizzuto crouched low, peeking out from his vantage point Through the swelling crowd and loud chatter from tough men all accustomed to having their say, Vito kept his eyes on one man, Gerlando Sciascia, a fellow Sicilian who was a long time Rizzuto family friend.Breathing deeply beneath his mask, Vito watched for the secret signal that would draw him from the closet, a signal that came when Sciascia slowly ran the fingers of his lean, right hand through the silver hair on the side of his head That simple act of preening brought mayhem to the social club and radically changed the balance of power Don t anybody move This is a holdup, Vito said as he confronted the roomful of powerful mobsters, his words muffled by a woolen ski mask pulled down over his long, thin face Despite those words, this was not about robbery Nothing would be taken but three lives and the rights to an underworld throne.


Recent Comments "The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto"

The Sixth Family is a fascinating narrative on the Montreal Mafia. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys reading about organized crime. The only thing I didn't like about The Sixth Family was the fact that it jumps around A LOT. Once you get past that and the neverending who's who list of Montreal mobsters. You will no doubt enjoy the book.

Heavy going, and I think unfortunately, the storyline suffers through the endless details of meetings, killings, drug busts, court cases (successful and unsuccessful) and the like. I admire the authors’ detailed research but a shorter book would be more engaging.

I actually couldn't finish this book. Unlike The Five Families, this is just plain boring. I wouldn't have thought this topic could be made dull but this author managed it. Read or something if you're interested in this family but don't waste your time with this.

It is hard to believe how powerful the Mafia is. I enjoyed this book but found it hard to read, first with all the italian names, it's difficult to keep track of who is who. I also didn't like the way the author kept going back and forth with the chronological events.


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