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A bit of a disappointment
on 10 June 2010
Having just finished reading The Ice Man - Confessions of a Contract Mafia Killer, I wanted to line up another mafia book and found this. I found it quite disappointing,if not somewhat boring, for the first half really and felt that the author spent too much time with his lengthy, dry, psychological in depth explanations and that far too much time was spent on this - it spoiled it and I felt I wanted to skip through the psychobabble but stuck with it and tried not to nod off.
Having said that, the second half was much more interesting and gave great insight into how certain factions of the mafia were so ruthless and murderous with no-one being safe. Many were victims of the lower-end-of-the-food chain's brutal mentality. The mafia are portrayed in a very poor light and rightly so. I wondered if I'd read the same book as the other four reviewers but I did and this is how I found it. (The Ice Man is quickly working it's way down the queue of those wanting to read it - this one alas is destined to remain on the bookshelf or go to the charity shop).
I gave this book a 3 star rating for the second half of it.