Into the Heart of the Mafia (Ebook)

A Journey Through the Italian South

David Lane

The hold of the Mafia on southern Italy, from Naples, home of Mafia-controlled mozzarella and toxic waste, through no less rotten Calabria to Sicily, cradle of Cosa Nostra, is as strong as ever. In this memorable journey round the cities and villages of the Italian South, David Lane gives us out of his unrivalled knowledge of Italy a telling exposé of the operations of the Mafia today.

Lane shows how globalisation has transformed the Mafia into more than simply a local phenomenon. It describes in painful detail the daily accommodation to Mafia pressure endured by priests, politicians and prosecutors, businessmen, trade unionists and ordinary citizens. At the same time he incorporates a portrait of the South's long and tumultuous history and powerful flavours to provide a richly coloured portrait of a European region under siege.

Publication date: 09/12/2010


ISBN: 9781847651990

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0051G0OIG

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

Reviews for Into the Heart of the Mafia

'A sensitive portrait of heroic, often isolated individuals who have fought against 150 years of criminality. With meticulous reporting [Lane] meets the people who have encountered and resisted the Mafia''

Guy Dinmore Financial Times

David Lane

David Lane

David Lane has written for the Guardian and the Financial Times, and since 1994 has been The Economist's Business and Finance Correspondent for Italy. His last book was the highly regardedBerlusconi's Shadow (2004). He has lived in Rome since 1972.