The Sixth Family

The Sixth Family

by Marino Amoruso
     
 

Within the infamous and legendary Five Families of La Cosa Nostra in New York, there is a "Sixth Family." These are the crews of young men who take orders from the mafia soldiers - the "made" men. Once a man is "made" he no longer has to do the dirty work, and it is the job of the crews of the Sixth Family to carry out the assaults, extortions, hijackings, collections…  See more details below

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Within the infamous and legendary Five Families of La Cosa Nostra in New York, there is a "Sixth Family." These are the crews of young men who take orders from the mafia soldiers - the "made" men. Once a man is "made" he no longer has to do the dirty work, and it is the job of the crews of the Sixth Family to carry out the assaults, extortions, hijackings, collections and even murders. These young men live in a constant world of intrigue, betrayal and the very real possibility of dying a sudden and violent death. The Sixth Family is the story of Frankie Russo's crew - Tony, Vinny, Jakey, Bruno and Fat Donnie- all in their mid-twenties and hungry to become "made" men and mobsters. They do the "dirty work" for one reason - so someday, if they carry out the orders and keep their mouths shut - they might become "made" men in a New York Mafia family.

Crew member Vinny narrates the book with a colorful voice, telling the story of mob captain Carlo Vitelli and the "family of men" who work for him and the "big boss" Roberto DiNardo. All Carlo expects from "made" men like Frankie Russo is to take orders for "jobs" and make sure that his crew doesn't screw up, so Carlo and the family can profit and stay off the radar of the FBI.

But Carmella Balducci has a different goal. As a prosecutor in the U.S Attorney's Office, she is determined to destroy the DiNardo family and Carlo Vitelli. She has an informant from "inside the family," who can help her get recognition, for bringing down these powerful mobsters. Carlo has got to trust Frankie that the crew will be loyal to him. Unfortunately, the guys: Tony, Vinny, Jakey, Bruno and Fat Donnie don't always get things right, but their blunders and attempts not to piss off Frankie cause amusing chaos as they do their hits, plan their robberies and even kidnap a soap opera star.

As an accomplished filmmaker and author, Amoruso's incredibly engaging dialogue creates realistic characters, just like the guys from the "old neighborhood" in Brooklyn where he grew up. As a kid, Amoruso would deliver to a bookie sealed brown paper bags filled with betting slips from the wise guys at the local "social club." They would tip him a few bucks and on occasion, bring him inside the club for a cold soda. Even as a youngster he observed and absorbed everything about these unique men - the way they spoke, dressed and acted - and it all comes out in THE SIXTH FAMILY.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480086920
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Marino Amoruso, an award-winning filmmaker and author has written, directed and edited over 50 films for broadcast and cable networks. He's been nominated for four Emmy Awards, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award as well as awards at the New York Film Festival.
He has written nine books -
FICTION:
ACROSS 7TH STREET - a love story in the style of Nicholas Sparks.
THE SIXTH FAMILY - a gritty Mafia story, both riveting and funny.
MONROE CITY BLUES - baseball, prejudice and life lessons in 1960's South.
THE LAST OUTLAW - a NY reporter goes to New Mexico to uncover the truth about a legend.

NON-FICTION:
GIL HODGES: THE QUIET MAN - a revealing view of Gil's life and career and the controversial truth and secret deals that has kept Gil from his deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
BACK IN THE DAY: REFLECTIONS OF A BABY BOOMER - a collection of short stories; humorous and poignant views from a Baby Boomer.
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR - Amoruso's award winning reflection of his life as an American-Italian Brooklyn boy, living with his immigrant family.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS: THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA- the companion book to the film Pride & Passion: The Italians in America.
AUNT PHIL GALLO'S COOKBOOK - a wonderful collection of Italian family recipes.
Amoruso proudly received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sons of Italy in America for his contributions in preserving Italian-American culture, history and heritage in his books and films.
Marino's passion for sports, entertainment, history, the American West and more are present in his films and books; which can all be seen on our website www.mymarfilms.com or search Marino Amoruso on Amazon.

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