This thing of ours — call it what you will — has been my life since the very beginning. I was born into it just like my father and his father before him.

I always knew that I would follow in my old man’s footsteps. I even assumed that I’d make Captain one day and lead my own crew (a feat neither my father nor grandfather ever achieved). But what the Boss had envisioned for me went far beyond even my wildest aspirations.

When Carmine himself promoted me to the status of Underboss almost two decades later, I couldn’t refuse him (though I wished I could). Despite being a third-generation gangster, there were others with even more experience who regularly out-earned me.

How was I to lead some of the very same men who taught me not only how to thrive in this business, but how to survive this lifestyle?

These are my stories…