Mafia Life

Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime

Federico Varese
AUD $29.99
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A compelling new account of life inside the mafia around the world. What is it like to belong to the mafia? How do you join? What does it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules?

The Japanese Yakuza. The Chinese Triads. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra. The Calabrian N'Drangheta. The New York Mafia. The Russian Vory -v -Vakone.

Today, mafias operate across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of members and billions of pounds in revenue. From Hong Kong to New York, these vast organisations spread their tentacles into politics, finance and everyday life. But what is it like to belong to the Mafia? How do you join? What does it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules?

Criminologist Federico Varese draws on a lifetime's research to give us access to some of the world's most secretive societies. Mixing reportage with case studies and historical insights, this is the story of mafia as it really is: filled with boredom and drama, death and disaster, ambition and betrayal.

Infiltrating initiation ceremonies from Russia to England, visiting exclusive gambling clubs in Macau and Mafia summits in Dubai luxury hotels, Varese builds up a unique picture of life in the mafia from the inside.

Author bio:

Federico Varese is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781781252543
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Trade
Pub Date: August 2017
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: True crime

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