A sworn member of the Colombo crime family in New York City, Michael Franzese was considered the biggest moneymaker in the mob since Al Capone.
At age 35, he was number eighteen on Fortune Magazine's list of the fifty most wealthy and powerful Mafia bosses in America. But then he did the unthinkable. He quit the mob.
Franzese met Camille Garcia, who turned his world upside down with her innocent beauty. He fell in love with her, married her, and began a new life that didn't include the Mafia. Nobody of Franzese's rank ever just walked away from the mob and lived to tell about it. But Franzese has somehow managed to avoid the grave after he turned his back on the past. But what made him leave the lavish lifestyle of the Mafia? And how has he escaped what should have been sure death after he quit the mob? Now, in one of the most fascinating books ever written about today's Mafia, Michael Franzese reveals the answers to the many mysteries surrounding his incredible life. Walk the streets with him and find out how and why he has done what no one else managed to do--and live.
Journey with him through a life defined by two blood covenants...
...The first bound him to the mob. The second set him free.
- Excellent book of an Incredible story of Redemption
An amazing story of redemption. Also, being a fan of mob stories and movies, I really enjoyed his story as well as perspective on the mob (especially in its latter days of existence in the U.S.). A great story for the family (especially with teens on up).
- POWERFUL TESTIMONY
What an amazing story, an excellent example of how God uses all people for His glory.
- fascinating story, would have like more sense of testimony
I enjoyed the story. Yes, amazingly Michael left the Mob life and became a Christian. But it is more story like and less testimonial than I expected.
The Mob life makes up the greater portion of the book. Yes it is an interesting insight, but I found this aspect was written a little too defensively. The mix of injustice and justness leave Michael sounding a little "hard done by".
The Christian Life, well I found this aspect a little too untouched. I would have liked to have heard more of how his heart changed as he wrestled with the reality of his life and the truth of God.
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- Excellent Book Hard to Put Down
This was an excellent book and even better on audio. I had a very hard time turning the CD player off.
What an amazing story of how God can use anyone of us to expand the Kingdom. It was really eye opening. I wish Michael and Cammy much joy in the years to come. I pray for them and their family.