The Big Heist: The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder
"A comprehensive account of the legendary 1978 heist . . . impressive."
The crime that inspired the movie Goodfellas.
The rest of the 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 D. DeStefano's TOP HOODLUM: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Underworld
"An engrossing chronicle of the life of notorious Mafia boss . . . DeStefano's canny insight into the don's mind and motivations set this biography apart from others on Frank Costello."
"DeStefano tells Costello's story well."-Kirkus Reviews