The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale

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Gritty and flamboyant, this autobiographical narrative takes us on a wild ride behind mob boss headquarters into an underworld of crime, FBI informants, million dollar scams, high dollar mansions and hide-a-ways, and high-speed chases. Written in the vernacular of a New Jersey street thug with plenty of salty “F-bombs”, the author gets demerits for the R-rating; not suitable for underage gangster kids.

At times, Giacomaro’s tale stretches to the point of doubt, and yet, he backs up his claims with court documents, copies of FBI files, and other official declarations, not to mention the dozens of photographs that pepper the pages. In this rags to riches, in prison and out story, Giacomaro discovers the true hidden cost of his criminal past when his daughter is murdered while he sits in jail. Did it change him? The jury might still be out on that one. With Giacomaro, what you see is not always what you get.

Natasha Stoynoff co-authors Giacomaro’s autobiography, and her experience makes his work more compelling than it might have otherwise been if left to his own rambling tendencies. To his credit, Giacomaro confesses to so much, even things he was never convicted of doing, that a self-cleansing appears on these pages. Which begs the question of redemption and reconciliation, and what it really takes for those miracles to happen.

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Author Thomas Giacomaro • Natasha Stoynoff
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 356 pages
Publisher BenBella Books
Publish Date 2018-Sep-25
ISBN 9781944648022
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Issue December 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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