Vendetta: The Mafia, Judge Falcone, and the Hunt for Justice

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As of 23 May 2012 it is twenty years since the mafia blew apart its "Number One Enemy," the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards. Vendetta, the first book about these murders, will tell the inside story of the assassination plot and the investigation that ...

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As of 23 May 2012 it is twenty years since the mafia blew apart its "Number One Enemy," the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards. Vendetta, the first book about these murders, will tell the inside story of the assassination plot and the investigation that followed. Follain reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers. Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, mafia super grasses, survivors, relatives and friends, Vendetta recounts the events hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444714128
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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John Follain has covered Italy for The Sunday Times since 1998. His previous books include Death in Perugia, The Last Godfathers, and Zoya's Story on an Afghan resistance fighter, which was translated into fourteen languages. He was voted runner-up for the 2006 Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism, and nominated for the 2008 Magazine Journalism Awards for his interview with the Knox family.

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Table of Contents

Principal characters xiii

Prologue: March 1992 1

1 Plot: 1939-1992 5

Judge Falcone: Learning to live and think like Mafiosi 7

Falcone and 'The Godfather of Two Worlds' 13

Giovanni Brusca, 'The Executioner' 23

Death as 'second nature' 32

Dynamite and 'a walking corpse' 42

'They kill only in Palermo.' 50

'From now on, anything can happen.' 58

A drainpipe, explosives and a skateboard 69

A Mafia vigil 76

'This is the happiest period of my life.' 83

2 Ambush: 23 May 1992 - 26 July 1992 89

'The meat's arrived.' 91

'The end of the world.' 99

Judge Borsellino loses his 'shield' 104

A champagne toast 112

Rosaria Schifani's plea for justice 118

Judge Borsellino's race against time 126

Negotiating with the Mafia 134

'The TNT has come for me.' 141

Sea air and a sleepless siesta 153

Via d'Amelio 160

Rita Atria, the Mafiosa in skirts 168

3 Hunt: July 1992-2012 179

Don Vito's 'delicate' mission 181

Giuseppe Marchese betrays the law of silence 189

Case closed? 197

The hunt for Antonino Gioè's 'den' 202

The godfather's downfall 211

The Mafia on tape 221

Gioè's last letter 228

A plotter turns collaborator 236

On Brusca's trail 247

A Mafia code 258

Retribution for 'The Executioner' 265

Brusca's secrets 274

'Baldy' chooses between God and Cosa Nostra 283

Acknowledgements 295

Notes on sources 297

Bibliography 313

Index 321

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