Born in southern Illinois and raised in Chicago, Leo describes herself as a small town girl from the big city.Moving to Florida, she worked for a small newspaper, writing weekly columns. Never did she think that a move to Phoenix, Arizona would set her on the trail of tracking down the truth behind one of the most well-known men in the state.
MOB MOLEby Mabel Leo, Susie DePinto
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In September,1991 Leo walked into Durant's intending to write a newspaper article about the restaurant's customers. She came out filled with curiosity about the man known as Jack Durant. Five years later after finding his ex-wives, receiving his F.B.I. records and countless interviews with those who thought they knew him plus visiting his hometown in Tennessee,and trips to Las Vegas,she wrote Jack's bio; The Saga of Jack Durant' Now in Mob Mole she reveals how a young, uneducated, dirt poor kid from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee made himself valuable to the most powerful and dangerous gangster of his time.
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