Vito Rizzuto: Canada's Country Club Monster
You think The Sopranos are fiction? Meet the GTA and Montreal’s Mafia personalities and their activities and you will change your mind. In Vito Rizzuto: Canada’s Country Club Mobster, veteran crime reporter Peter Edwards guides readers through the complex inter-relationships of the crime families in Canada and their street colleagues, the biker and street gangs. From sophisticated business dealings to brutal hits and the scandals emerging from the Charbonneau inquiry, mobster influence is more wide-ranging than many of us can imagine. And cops, organized crime experts and other mobsters all agree that the kingpin had long been Vito Rizzuto until his incarceration for racketeering in the US. Recently released, everyone now waits to see what’s next in the bloody restructuring of the Canadian mafia.
Peter Edwards has written for The Toronto Star for 26 years, specializing in organized crime and justice issues. His 11th non-fiction book is about life inside the Hells Angels and Satan's Choice motorcycle clubs and is due for publication in early 2013. An earlier book, One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis was made into a movie for CTV and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and was nominated for seven Gemini Awards. Edwards is co-author of The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime with Michel Auger.
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