By shining a light so powerfully into the darkest recesses of mafia mythology and history, Dickie's new book will certainly provide a concrete tool in the anti-mafia struggle to which many Italians and Calabrians in Australia and Italy are passionately committed.
'Exciting and well-written, it plays out like a 19th-century Sopranos'.
Chilling but essential reading if you want to understand the mindset of the darkest elements of Italian life.
Both fine social history and hair-raising true crime, this account of the Italian underworld clans tells a grimly fascinating tale.
His narrative bowls along, powered by the sort of muscular prose one associates with great detective fiction. An exhilarating history.
Combines his trademark of scholarly documentation with a rattling good read.