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by Harmon

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Author: Harmon
ISBN: 1848311273
ISBN13: 978-1848311275
Language: English
Publisher: Icon Books (2010)
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In this dark, jagged true crime thriller, wily mob head Gregory Scarpa Sr. (alias the "Grim Reaper") secretly steals and kills under FBI protection for decades.

In this dark, jagged true crime thriller, wily mob head Gregory Scarpa Sr. When faced with arrest for his own crimes, he betrays his adoring son, Gregory J. whom he'd groomed to take his place. Taking the fall for his father out of familial respect and love, the young Scarpa endures decades of maximum security imprisonment by furnishing the feds with detailed intelligence regarding the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombings.

The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa S. so notorious for his addiction to violence and murder . so notorious for his addiction to violence and murder that he was nicknamed The Grim Reaper. His son, Gregory J. a promising young athlete, worshipped his ruthless and manipulative father, and slowly he was drawn into his father’s dark world. What no one but father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa Sr. was an informant, working intimately with FBI handlers.

This book tells the story of the Scarpa Mob Family that may be unlike anyh other Mafia book you have read. This book was like stepping into the Scarpa family. Sandra Harmon has a unique way of making the most minor details seem important. Greg Scarpa, Sr. never was anything but a soldier in the Mafia organization. However, he was known for his hot temper and penchant for violence and murder, and because of this he became known as "The Grim Reaper". Like most books about mobsters, there is death, and betrayal, and infidelity. was an informant, working.

Mafia Son reveals the true story behind the dealings Scarpa Sr. and Jr. had with the FBI, while also giving . Sandra Harmon: Before I wrote MAFIA SON, I knew nothing about crime. had with the FBI, while also giving insight into the lives of the Scarpa family and crew members. David Amoruso: Miss Harmon thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. My first book was A GIRL LIKE ME, which was about my own life, then ELVIS AND ME, a giant best seller about Elvis and Priscilla Presley, GETTING TO I DO, about finding and keeping a successful relationship and the sequel, STAYING MARRIED AND LOVING IT, about making marriage work. The author and many others risked their lives to uncover a tangled story of family betrayal and complete incompetence by the FBI and Brooklyn .

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The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa, S. a man .

The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa, S. a man so addicted to killing that he was nicknamed "The Grim Reaper. His son, Gregory, J. worshipped him and was slowly drawn into his dark world. What no one but father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa, Sr. a man so addicted to killing that he was nicknamed ?The Grim Reaper. was slowly drawn into his dark world. What only father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa Sr. was an informant for the FBI. But faced with arrest in the late 1980s, Greg dropped the dime on his own son.

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Skillet
I've read many books on the Mafia and knew the Scarpa family from Tottenville, Staten Island (actually Princes' Bay but went to school at Tottenville HS with Scarpa Jr). I read this book and picked out some, which at the time were minor errors because of my personal knowledge of the subject. I recently read the book by author Peter Lance "Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer" about Scarpa Sr's dealings with FBI agent Lin DeVecchio and his position as a top echelon informer. That book is highly recommended by me for it's excellent proven research and Lance's interviews with Scarpa Jr. A very intense, truthful book.

In the "Deal with the Devil" book Scarpa Jr is quoted as stating that the book he collaborated on with author Sandra Harmon was mostly "sensationalized" and "inaccurate" There were more than a few incidents described in this book that I could not verify as truthful or parts I knew for a fact were wrong. That is now all confirmed by Greg Scarpa Jr's admissions. So I say skip "Mafia Son" unless fiction doesn't bother you and you just want an OK read.Save your money and go for 2 most recent books "Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra" by Phil Leonetti of the Philly mob and the mentioned "Deal with the Devil" by Pete Lance are the must reads for La Cosa Nostra fans.
Gio
I couldn't put it down. And reading previous reviews, I wonder if we read the same book. I was fascinated by the insights of how these people think and live and how they could justify what they did. I didn't feel that we had to have sympathy for the son, but instead gain an understanding as to why he became the way he was. The style in which this book is written makes for a thrilling ride and a great, informative read. I particularly liked to hear about Linda and how these woman could be so turned on to these men. And it gave a clear understanding of how conditioning shapes human beings. I recommend this book highly. It's a very entertaining way to become informed on how a Mafia son is shaped. Great read!
Ffrlel
This book focuses more on the son, Gregory Scarpa, Jr., which was slightly disappointing. I have always been fascinated with his father, Greg "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa because of his high intelligence and duplicity. He was an FBI informant most of his crime career, as well as, a "Made Man."
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Kanrad
A VERY INTERESTING BOOK! The world of Gregory Scarpa Sr., the psychopathic Columbo Family Capo who was feared/respected by alot of LCN heavyweights, makes for a great story itself. But what piqued my interest was what his son, Greg Jr. underwent while serving time for a conviction. Reputedly he approached the "G" with some, "jail house scuttle butt" coming out of some wannabe terrorist's mouth, about a show of strength, something,WELL IT TURNED OUT THAT WANNABE WAS PART OF THE 9/11 ATTACK PLANNING!!! Supposedly, Greg was put into play by some Federales who NOW CLAIM THAT HE DIDN'T DO JACK AND NOTHING CAME OF WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO GATHER FROM TERRORIST. It's interesting to see and read about a man convicted of a crime, son of a high profile gangster, who while serving his bit, ends ups housed with some radical extremist Muslim, who's talking about destroying America...YET THE FEDS SAY HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING THAT COULD'VE PREVENTED 9/11, MY THING IS, READ THE BOOK YOURSELF, FORGET ABOUT WHO WROTE IT,MALE OR FEMALLE AND THEIR "SUPPOSED" REASONS AND JUST FOCUS ON SCARPA JR.'S WORK WITH THE "G", THEN YOU CAN TELL ME...WHO SHOULD WE BELIEVE AND IF THAT INFORMATION DID EXISIT, WE SHOULD PROSECUTING HALF THE F.B.I.!!! That's just my opinion, which is exactly what people want when they read reviews, Ms.Harmon may not be an encyclopedia of Mafia information, but I honestly enjoyed this book, buy the paperback for 7.99, believe me, with the hype in this book, conspiracy therorists are gonna have a field day!!!
Cordantrius
As a teenager growing up in Dyker Heights, where the Wimpy Boys Club was located and going to school with many children of Mafioso, this was a well-conceived story about the trials and tribulations of 2 generations of made men. The main drawback was the author's constant intrusion into the story. This took away from what was supposed to be the focus. Her constant mentions of how she testified or was involved, while necessary at times for full disclosure, seemed forced in many instances. Also the question of the veracity of Scarpa's versions of his father's "interaction" with his FBI handlers was never totally qualified. Also the actual degree of assistance provided by both father & son to our national defense was never rectified.

That aside, there were many bits of information and views that added to an already deep well of Mafia-related knowledge. Worth the price.
Wat!?
This story is totally underrated. The author and many others risked their lives to uncover a tangled story of family betrayal and complete incompetence by the FBI and Brooklyn D.A.'s office.
Very interesting, highly recommend!!
Nalme
Great book, I lost my 1st one & was a definite necessity to get it again
The book arrived on time and in great condition and my husband is greatly enjoying it. Ordering thru Amazon is a big convenience as we live about 30 miles from a major bookstore.

Please note we no longer live in Manchester, Vermont but in Green Valley, Arizona.
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