He was the most famous and infamous mobster since Al Capone. A stylish, expensively groomed Godfather who beat rap after rap to become a legendary figure to the public, and a nightmare to the forces of law and order. He was a vicious killer, a ruthless manipulator, a Machiavellian master of intrigue and doublecross, and an ardent womaniser whose rise to the head of America's most powerful crime family was marked by corpses, lies, and betrayals. Using FBI tapes and a host of inside sources on both sides of the law, organised crime reporters and bestselling authors Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain tell the whole, true, uncensored story of John Gotti. With scores of fearfully fascinating characters, brutal vignettes of life and death inside the Cosa Nostra, tense courtroom dramas and ominous answers to the question of how much power Gotti still wields, this is a classic gangster story and the definitive account of John Gotti's violent rise and dramatic fall. John Gotti's turbulent and violent life is being dramatised in a major new movie starring John Travolta and Al Pacino, due for release in 2012.