Mafia Inc.

The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Updated and available for the first time in English, Mafia Inc. reveals how the Rizzuto clan built their Canadian empire through force and corruption, alliances and compromises, and turned it into one of the most powerful criminal organizations in North America. Relying on extensive court documents, police sources and sources in the family's home village in Sicily, Montréal journalists André Cédilot and André Noël reconstruct the history of the Rizzuto clan, and expose how its business extends throughout Canada and the world, shaping the criminal underworld, influencing politicians and bending the will of business leaders to their own self-satisfying ends.


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Shortlist - Governor General's Award - Translation (2012)

"An inside look at the Montréal Mafia's power, influence and dysfunction."
—Mirror (Montreal)

"If you read only one book this year, it must be Mafia Inc.... Reads like a thriller."
—Le Devoir

"An exhaustive and compelling read.... The genius of Mafia Inc. is its all-important connections between organized crime, legitimate business and government."

"Frightening.... Detailed and convincing."
—Winnipeg Free Press