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Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family
Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family
Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family
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Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars



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At six-foot-four-inches and 375 pounds, Jack Garcia looked the part of a mobster, and he played his part so perfectly that his Mafia bosses never suspected he was an undercover agent for the FBI. "Big Jack Falcone," as he was known inside La Cosa Nostra, learned all the inside dirt about the Gambino organized crime syndicate and its illegal activities-from extortion and loan-sharking to assault and murder. The result was a string of busts and a quarter-million-dollar contract put out on his life.

Making Jack Falcone tells the incredible true story of Garcia's audacious attempt to become only the second agent (after "Donnie Brasco") to become a made man in the Mafia. Readers will join Garcia as he attends "Mob School," an intensive course of study designed to teach him everything he needs to know about the Mafia, its operations, and its attitudes. An unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of the FBI, the book also pulls no punches as Garcia reveals how sometimes the agency ran smoothly and criminals were collared according to plan, while other times tempers flared over the progess of cases.

A fascinating inside look at the struggle between law enforcement and organized crime, Making Jack Falcone sheds new light on two organizational cultures that continue to exert an unparalleled grip on the American popular imagination.
Release dateSep 30, 2008

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Jack's story is very interesting, but the writing is terrible. I wish he had hired a ghost writer to write the book.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    i really liked this book. i seriously follwed gotti and am a huge mafia and gangster buff. i had heard of jack falcone and it was wonderful to be able to read the whole unsensored version of what took place. it never said this in the book but my belief would be that alot of the investigations that were stopped had to be bought off, for self preservation and personal advancement. well, obvisouly i know and i admire him for never even hinting at that. if you're interested in this sort of thing this is a must read. he did an excellent job at letting the story flow and was good at giving you a visual. my only disappointment and i'm not sure how you would add all this without it being a huge book (which would have been ok) was the lack of his projects in and for the mafia. i know he talked about them and stated he didn't kill or hurt anyone but there has to be more. but maybe not, you never know. course just for the recored i have always been a way, way bigger fan of the cia than the fbi. again that is probaboy due to my interests and the history i've studied, mostly with gangsters.