Sam Giancana

Sam Giancana is the nephew of the late crime boss Sam "Momo" Giancana. He and his father co-authored the international bestseller, Double Cross (Warner Books). His recent collaboration with Michael Corbitt, Double Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was a Mobster (Avon), was a New York Times bestseller. Sam is also co-author of the forthcoming Family Affair - Treachery, Greed, & Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia, a scintillating account of the ferocious gangsters who rule the Midwest, soon to be published by Berkley/Penguin.

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Family Affair - Treachery, Greed & Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia

by Sam Giancana and Scott M. Burnstein

Facing a court-ordered blood test matching his blood to that at the crime scene, as well as a murder contract placed on his head by the mob, Nick Calabrese has turned government witness and spilled the beans on a series of gangland homicides.  One of these murders is the infamous double execution of Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro and his younger brother, Michael.  Until now, this has been one of the most notoriously unsolved gangland assassinations in U.S. history.  

Sam Giancana, the godson and nephew of Mafia Godfather, Sam “Momo” Giancana, along with investigative crime journalist, Scott M. Burnstein, have delved into the mysterious inner world of the deadly Chicago mafia.  Following a federal racketeering indictment, an enormous governmental legal effort titled, "Operation Family Secrets" charged 14 defendants, several of who are members of the current Chicago crime family administration, with 18 previously unsolved gangland homicides.  Family Affair - Treachery, Greed, & Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia provides scintillating details about the ferocious gangsters who rule the Midwest.

Published in True Crime

Double Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop who was a Mobster

by Michael Corbitt and Sam Giancana

New York Times Bestseller

A true story of murder, unbridled corruption, and the cop who was a mobster.

Michael Corbitt - along with Sam Giancana, the godson and namesake of the former Chicago mob boss - tells the gritty often gruesome, personal account of how he slipped between the deadly, conflicting worlds of cop and mobster with terrifying, almost schizophrenic ease. Among the astonishing, news-making revelations:

* The man who called for Sam Giancana's murder - and who carried it out.
* The new "clean" Las Vegas and its dirty secrets. An eyewitness account of the millions still being skimmed by organized crime from major casinos.
* The Mob's involvement in Central and South America, the Phillipines, Israel and the Middle East, and its ties to covert CIA activities around the world.

Michael Corbitt was a highly decorated officer while on the Mob's payroll. After serving more than 11 years in prison and refusing to testify against organized crime figures, he began working undercover to help the FBI investigate organized crime. Sam Giancana is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Double Cross.

Published in True Crime

Double Cross

by Sam Giancana and Chuck Giancana

New York Times Bestseller translated into 14 languages

From the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to the JFK Assassination, he ruled the mob… and terrorized a nation.

He began as a hitman for Al Capone in the Roaring Twenties. He rose to undisputed Godfather of the entire Mafia west of the Mississippi. Now, for the first time, the two men who knew him best - his brother and his godson - tell the astonishing story of Sam Giancana, the all-powerful don who opened up Las Vegas and bankrolled many of Hollywood's brightest stars… who befriended celebrities and enjoyed a personal harem of starlets… who forged an unholy alliance with the CIA and had links to seven U.S. presidents… and most shocking of all, who ordered the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe… deaths that have remained unsolved… until now.

Published in Memoirs