• "A fascinating and horrifying book"

    Denis Mack Smith, New York Times
  • "As good as non-fiction books get: it is crammed with detail and analysis, but reads like a novel"

    Marc Babej, Guardian
  • "The very best on the modern mafia - brilliantly and thoughtfully telling a complex and messy tale... The characterisation and the twists of the plot have the deft touch of a novelist"

    Robert Fox, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Totally absorbing and distinctly chilling"

    Barry Unsworth, Evening Standard, Books of the Year
  • "Diligently researched and fluently written"

    Diego Gambetta, Independent