Updated and available for the first time in English, "Mafia Inc." reveals how the Rizzuto clan built their Canadian empire through force and corruption, alliances and compromises, and turned it into one of the most powerful criminal organizations in North America. Relying on extensive court documents, police sources and sources in the family's home village in Sicily, Montreal journalists Andre Cedilot and Andre Noel reconstruct the history of the Rizzuto clan, and expose how its business extends throughout Canada and the world, shaping the criminal underworld, influencing politicians and bending the will of business leaders to their own self-satisfying ends.
About the Author
ANDRE CEDILOT was a justice reporter at Montreal's "La Presse" for 35 years, with a special interest in Italian mafia and organized crime. Often interviewed as an authority on these subjects, he regularly acts as a consultant for documentaries and television series.
ANDRE NOEL has been an investigative reporter at "La Presse" for over 20 years. His work has won him several prestigious awards in Quebec and across Canada. He often writes with Andre Cedilot about the mafia. In the course of his career, he has published six books on a wide range of subjects. The author lives in Montreal, Quebec."
Shortlist - Governor General's Award - Translation (2012)
"An inside look at the Montréal Mafia's power, influence and dysfunction."
"If you read only one book this year, it must be Mafia Inc.... Reads like a thriller."
"An exhaustive and compelling read.... The genius of Mafia Inc. is its all-important connections between organized crime, legitimate business and government."
"Frightening.... Detailed and convincing."
—Winnipeg Free Press