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Title:
Hit #29 based on the killer's own account
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 1974.

©1974
ISBN:
9781504046084
Physical Description:
1 online resource (140 pages)
Language:
English
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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The New York Times- bestselling author of Killer: The Autobiography of a Mafia Hit Man reveals the true story of his most harrowing contract murder.

"Joey the Hit Man" was a Bronx-born hired assassin who achieved widespread notoriety after writing a bestselling memoir and appearing on the David Susskind show. In this "down-to-earth realistic account," Joey tells the riveting story behind the strangest of his thirty-eight kills ( Los Angeles Free Press ).

In the fall of 1969, a public execution in an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn earned Joey a mention in the New York Daily News and a twenty-grand payout from the mob. On the surface, his next job seemed just as routine: The bosses suspected their trusted numbers controller, Joe Squillante, was skimming the nightly bets to settle personal debts. Joey gave Squillante two weeks to live.

But there was one problem: Squillante once had a hit out on Joey too. No clueless patsy, #29 was an unpredictable bull's-eye, and the contract holder was a dangerous mobster with a personal grudge against Joey. Taking the job meant entering into a game of predator and prey as nerve-racking as the cock of a .38 hammer.

From first tail to all-night stakeouts to the intricate planning of the final confrontation, this is the shockingly detailed first-person account of a professional hit. Full of twists, turns, and double crosses, Hit #29 "tells it like it is" and delivers an unforgettable insider's view of the mob ( Kirkus Reviews ).