Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia

Claire Sterling, Author
Claire Sterling, Author Simon & Schuster $10.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-671-73402-2
Reviewed on: 02/04/1991
Release date: 02/01/1991
At a 1957 gangland summit meeting in Palermo, American mobsters gave the drug franchise to the Sicilian Mafia, which now controls a multinational drug cartel and much of U.S. heroin and cocaine traffic. PW described this as ``an important contribution to our understanding of world crime.'' Photos. Author tour. (Feb.)
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