The Big Heist: The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder (Mass Market)

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“A comprehensive account of the legendary 1978 heist . . . impressive.”
Publishers Weekly
The crime that inspired the movie Goodfellas.
The rest of story that couldn’t be told—until now.
One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend—and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial of eighty-year-old mafioso Vincent Asaro, who for the first time speaks out on his role in the fateful Lufthansa heist. This blistering you-are-there account takes you behind the headlines and inside the ranks of America’s infamous Mafia families—with never-before-told stories, late-breaking news, and bombshell revelations:
Praise for ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO and His Acclaimed Books
“Thrilling American crime writing.”
—Jimmy Breslin, author of The Good Rat and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“DeStefano is a master at cutting through the secrecy of the Mafia hierarchy.”
Publishers Weekly
“The best and last word on the subject . . . DeStefano brings the story to life.”
—Jerry Capeci, creator of

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano has covered organized crime for over three decades, including the crime beat for New York Newsday for the past twenty years. His books on organized crime include Gangland New YorkKing of the GodfathersMob Killer, and Vinny Gorgeousamong others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786040827
ISBN-10: 0786040823
Publisher: Pinnacle
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English