Vendetta - John Follain Summary
The mafia murders that stunned Italy, and the thriling story of how the killers were brought to justice—based on new exclusive material, including previously unexplored testimonies of 269 witnessess May 23, 2012, marks 20 years since the mafia blew apart its "Number One Enemy," the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards. The first book about these murders, Vendetta will tell the inside story of the assassination plot and the investigation that followed. It reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list, and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers. Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, mafia supergrasses, survivors, relatives, and friends, this book recounts the events hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down.