Blood Covenant

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Money. Power. Prestige. Mafia boss Michael Franzese had it all. From the time he took a blood oath that bound him body and soul to New York's Colombo crime family, Franzese became a force to be reckoned with in organized crime. Named one of the biggest moneymakers in the mob since Al Capone by Vanity Fair, he quickly crept into the upper echelon of Mafia authority in this country. At age 35, he was the youngest mobster listed on Fortune magazine's survey of the fifty most wealthy and powerful Mafia bosses in ...
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Overview

Money. Power. Prestige. Mafia boss Michael Franzese had it all. From the time he took a blood oath that bound him body and soul to New York's Colombo crime family, Franzese became a force to be reckoned with in organized crime. Named one of the biggest moneymakers in the mob since Al Capone by Vanity Fair, he quickly crept into the upper echelon of Mafia authority in this country. At age 35, he was the youngest mobster listed on Fortune magazine's survey of the fifty most wealthy and powerful Mafia bosses in America. Franzese hit the list at number eighteen, only five spots behind the infamous John Gotti. The son of a notorious mob kingpin, the smart and sophisticated Franzese scaled the ladder of power quickly and was considered an heir apparent to the family's vast power. Avoiding traditional mob domains, he masterminded brilliant scams on the edge of the legitimate business world. From auto dealerships and union kickbacks to a lucrative gas-tax scheme and a successful venture in movie production, Franzese earned millions in cash every week at his peak. Then, defying common sense and the covenant that bound him to the Colombo family, Michael did the unthinkable. He Quit the Mob. While shooting one of his films, Michael met Camille Garcia, who turned his world upside down with her innocent beauty. He fell in love with her, married her, and then began a new life that didn't include the Mafia. But nobody of Franzese's rank ever just quit the mob and started over. The old saying was that the only way to leave the Mafia was in a coffin. But Michael has somehow managed to avoid the grave after he turned his back on the past.

Now He's a man on a Mission. Today, Michael Franzese is a new man using his past experiences as a powerful tool for helping those who may be vulnerable to the same pitfalls he faced. The story he shares is that of a man who seemed to have everything the world could offer then traded it all for a new lease on life. But what made him leave the lavish lifestyle of the Mafia? And how has he escaped what should have been sure death after he quit the mob? Now, in one of the most fascinating books ever written about today's Mafia, Michael Franzese reveals the answers to the many mysteries surrounding his incredible life. Walk the streets with him and find out how and why he has done what no one else managed to do -- and live. Journey with him through a life defined by two blood covenants... ...The first bound him to the mob. The second set him free. Michael Franzese is now a man on a mission. Determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of at-risk youth, professional and student athletes, corporate executives, and anyone seeking the inspiration to beat the odds and make positive changes in their lives, he has become a highly regarded motivator and a source of invaluable information. Today, Michael is a Christian, finding his own Damascus Road that began with his wife Camille. The story of his conversion is a testament of God's willingness to reach into the heart of any man regardless of their past or the present condition of their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883688670
  • Publisher: Anchor Distributors
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 229,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader 9
Foreword 11
Introduction 15
Book 1 The Old Life 21
Photo Insert 201a
Book 2 The New Life in Christ 253
Epilogue 377
From Cammy 383
Afterword 387
Appendix 399
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Very good

    This book is very good and gives a good mesage....read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    Disappointing

    He may have been a supercharged mob boss, but if you like mob stories this is not the book. The book doesn't give any significant insight into the mob. I quit reading it after page 248 of 400. This is more of a love story than a book on the mob. After page 248 it looks like it just talks about Christianity. If you like love stories and Christianity this book might be for you. If you like Mob stories, I recommend you find another book. In the book he says he made hundreds of millions a month, had connections with Jon Gotti, Reverand Al Sharpton, Don King, Frank Sinatra, but he doesn't reveal anything about them that everyone already knows. I give it 2 stars, because I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    Fast-paced mob mega-work!

    If you are into the "Sopranos" or anything that's related to the Mafia, this book is for you. It's a super-charged tale of a man who was a kingpin in one of the five New York City crime families. This slick schemer was raking in millions a week, and then he decided it was time to do something that defied common sense. Want to know what? Then buy this book! You won't want to put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    I highly recommend, all these goodfella guys have remarkable stories to tell.

    I have not read this book yet. I do look forward to reading it. I watched an interview with him and his wife on a talk show not long ago. He is now a wonderful reformed man. I am familiar with his mob realated activities. I'm happy to know he turned his life around and now sharing with others how to be a positive figure in todays world.

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