The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History

The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History Author Stephan Talty
ISBN-10 0544633385
ISBN-13 9780544633384
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in Americaand the brilliant Italian born detective who gave his life to stop it Soon to be a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio Beginning in the summer of 1903 an insidious crime wave filled New York City and then the entire country with fear The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down Bombs tore apart tenement buildings Judges senators Rockefellers and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible Their only calling card the symbol of a black hand The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point Standing between the American public and the Black Hands lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino Dubbed the Italian Sherlock Holmes he was a famously dogged and ingenious detective and a master of disguise As the crimes grew ever more bizarre and the Black Hands activities spread far beyond New Yorks borders Petrosino and the all Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the countrys anti immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe Petrosinos quest to root out the source of the Black Hands power would take him all the way to Sicilybut at a terrible cost Unfolding a story rich with resonance in our own era The Black Hand is fast paced narrative history at its very best

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