Gaspipe by Philip Carlo
Confessions of a Mafia Boss

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The boss of New York's infamous Lucchese crime family, Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso's life in the Mafia was preordained from birth. His rare talent for "earning"—concocting ingenious schemes to hijack trucks, rob banks, and bring vast quantities of drugs into New York—fueled his unstoppable rise up the ladder of organized crime. A mafioso responsible for at least fifty murders, Casso lived large, with a beautiful wife and money to burn. When the law finally caught up with him in 1994, Casso became the thing he hated most—an informer.

From his blood feud with John Gotti to his dealings with the "Mafia cops," decorated NYPD officers Lou Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, to the Windows case, which marked the beginning of the end for the New York Mob, Gaspipe is Anthony Casso's shocking story—a roller-coaster ride into an exclusive netherworld that reveals the true inner workings of the Mafia, from its inception to the present time.


About Philip Carlo

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PHILIP CARLO is the author of the bestselling books The Ice Man, Gaspipe, and The Butcher. He lives in New York City.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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Such is our Mob-obsessed culture that Paul Castellano, Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, John Gotti and Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, Casso contemporaries that figure prominently in this narrative, require no introduction.

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One of the most dangerous, intriguing Mafia chieftains ever, Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso served as an apprentice thief and killer before rising to boss of the infamous Lucchese crime family, according to Carlo, a childhood neighbor of the South Brooklyn native.

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The Telegraph

Reading Mr Untouchable, the story of Leroy "Nicky" Barnes's life as the heroin king of Harlem, is like having your head shoved down a public toilet.

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Gather Books

It worked to his advantage for many years, but in the final analysis, Casso was done in by those beneath him and by the new RICO laws passed during the 1980s and 1990s.

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