The last great mafia story: from the former New York Times correspondent and bestselling author Lisa Pulitzer, an enthralling full-access account of the life of a notorious mafioso intimately involved in the Lufthansa Heist, rampant government corruption, and the death of a pope.
Anthony Raimondi has been a gangster for much of his life, beginning when he was just thirteen years old. He became a made man on Good Friday 1979, and again in 1993. He served as a top enforcer to the Colombo family for more than three decades.
Taking readers into the epicenter of the Colombo syndicate, When the Bullet Hits Bone offers a stunning portrait of the high-watermark of the New York mafia families, revealing how the crime syndicates worked with local and regional government to ensure their own survival, the federal agencies that sought out mobsters for special operations (and why), and the shocking truth behind news stories orchestrated by mafia members. Equal parts chilling and compelling, this is a one-of-a-kind look into the life of a notorious hitman and the crime families that controlled not just New York City, but also far more of the nation than perhaps anyone but them ever realized.