It's easy to pick the mob moll out of a crowd: she's brazenly platinum, sports a 10-carat diamond, and doesn't have a clue what her husband does for a living. Or so pop culture would have us believe. The truth is infinitely more complex. In this eye-opening expos of the women at the deadly heart of the Mafia, reporter Claire Longrigg uncovers a fascinating subculture of American females-and their strategies for survival. Some are irresistibly attracted to dangerous men-like Lana Zancocchio, daughter of the Bonanno family consigliere, who calls her terrifying father 'a real man,' and Gladys Berman, who is too psychologically brutalized to leave her casino mafioso husband. Others, like Camille Varacalli, take part in criminal activities alongside their men by helping to conceal their husbands' income, directing drug rings, and even running guns. Longrigg persuaded these women to break the omer ta , the code of silence, with astonishing results. Based on in-depth interviews with the mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and girlfriends of notorious mobsters, No Questions Asked offers an unprecedented glimpse into a fiercely private and frightening world.
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