King of New York: A New Mafia Tale (Hardcover)

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THE KING OF NEW YORK is the story of how one gangster makes it his life goal (and obsession) to dominate across all affiliations of organized crime to achieve the most desired title: The King Of New York.

For nearly 50 years, the mafia has existed in the underbelly of New York City, where the heart of organized crime originated. For Jimmy Martello, the mafia is a way of life. However, young Jimmy inherits both an honor and a duty that he didn’t sign up for, when both his father and his grandfather are simultaneously murdered, leaving Jimmy as the heir, or in mafia speak, the Don. While Jimmy is no stranger to navigating his Brooklyn streets, he’s clueless on how to move like a Don, make money like a Don, and kill like a Don. He learns the latter of the lessons when his uncle is released from prison, and is hoping to dominate New York City as a new kind of drug dealing kingpin, annihilating everyone in his way, including his nephew. The only way for Jimmy to fight back is to align with some of the most nefarious crime families and gangs, including securing top alliances with the notorious Russian Mob, the Yakuza, the Cartel, and the Black Mafia Family. The mafia calls it the Don, the streets call it all city, but for Jimmy Martello his mission is clear: to become the King of New York. The King of New York is an action packed novel, including elements of both fiction and true crime, a must read for anyone fascinated by the ins and outs of the mafia or those looking for an intensely animated read.--

About the Author

Kathy Iandoli is a critically acclaimed journalist and author. Her first book, God Save The Queens: The Essential History of Women In Hip-Hop (2019, Dey Street Books / HarperCollins) was named an NPR Best Book Of the Year. She is the author of the biography Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah (2021, Atria Books / Simon & Schuster), as well as the co-author of rapper Lil’ Kim’s upcoming memoir The Queen Bee (2023, Hachette Books). Kathy has written about music and gender for two decades, with bylines in VIBE, The Source, XXL, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, BUST, Teen Vogue, PAPER, Playboy, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, The Guardian, VICE, and many others. Kathy is a professor of Music Business at New York University, and has served as a pundit (television, radio, and panels) for discussions on hip-hop and gender.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781954220539
ISBN-10: 1954220537
Publisher: Kingston Imperial
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English

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