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Summary of the Book 'I Mobster':
The confessions of a crime czar who doesnt dare reveal his name.
Excerpts from the Book 'I Mobster':
... him. I couldn't keep him from doing an early stretch out at the Protectorate, and what meanness he wasn't born with he finished learning there. Mostly, ... ... what? They'll wind up putting drinks on the arm. What you need is a new racket. I could get on the cops for a grand. Ain't one in your ... ... us, only they didn't know it, and we passed the word that any hood that did more than draw his day's pay would get his had knocked off. Next thing ... ... the numbers racket. And that was when the two of them began collecting on the enemies they had made when they took over the black belt. There was ... ... all the loose cash he could and take it on the lam, leaving everybody else holding the bag. He started hiding out over in Jersey, trying to run ... ... was listening to him shoot off his mouth. I had my hand underneath it now, around the butt of the little flat .32. I didn't bother to move the paper. ... ... The Syndicate. On my end I handled things proper. In the morning I rode down to my office and went over all the figures that had come in ... ... people, I'd tell them. But don't use my name otherwise. Just put it down from a friend. Not everybody is as generous or as modest, Mr. Mauriello. ... ... Right now I don't feel so good and I think I'll sweat it out in a Turkish bath. That's O.K. I said. Make it some other time. I hung ... ... and steps were empty, like folks had never been there at all. There wasn't any more stick-ball game in the middle of the street. Nothing moved except ... ... wondering why older guys were always bragging and boasting of having done it to this one and that. But I couldn't say so out loud. I had to act ... ... spread the word around that I'll pay a thousand bucks for every goddamned cop anybody kills. Big Sam said, Jeez, a thousand bucks! That's ... ... a lot of yelling to make it seem that way. Now I was on my own when I got outside my home territory. Ever since I'd been making my own money I'd ... ... giving you nothing. Someone higher up was getting a hundred times that much. So what can we do about it? I don't know, I admitted. But ... ... tell the people who had sent him that maybe I was all right for little things but that was all. It was up to me to see beyond the words he was using. ... ... her eyes on me all the time she was talking as if to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Smart men need smart women, Tony. Maybe that's one reason ... ... In a way I got the cops to thank for what happened next. I never had any idea of getting mixed up in politics, but I was forced into it. ... ... like he was just listening to be polite. There were red splotches on his face, and his eyes when he stared at me were a cold, fishy blue. I understand ... ... them off the slate entirely. When their bodies were picked up in some alley afterward it was always written up as a gang killing. But it wasn't. ... ... soon he began keeping one of them steady- a big tall babe that did an act at the club. He wanted me to come look at her to show how things had changed ...