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A Mob Story

Michele R. McPhee

St. Martin's True Crime

Chris Paciello seemed to have it all. With heartthrob good looks and an A-list roster of clients and friends, he was a South Beach businessman/playboy whose local fame was reaching new heights—until his “wise guy” past came crashing down upon him.

When some of Chris’s former ’fellas were arrested, they ratted him out to the government. One case in particular—a botched robbery that turned deadly—was a time bomb that would blow the cushy new world Chris created for himself to bits…and propel him straight back to New York City to face justice.

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TALE OF TWO MEN
South Beach, Miami
December 1, 1999
It was after midnight and South Beach was crackling with electricity. Neon lights sparkled off the dark blue ocean. Headache-bright convertible Mercedes and brand-new PT Cruisers crawled down Ocean Drive with their car stereos pumping bass-heavy Latin beats. Sidewalk bistros resonated with conversations in a panoply of languages. Palm trees swayed alongside the strip’s hotels and high-rise condominiums. Leggy models overran the sidewalks, teetering on strappy high heels in the direction of fancy nightclubs. Buff gay boys strolled
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PRAISE FOR A MOB STORY

“Meet the not-so-goodfellas as they really are in a first-rate first book. You might have read a hundred mob books, but you never read a mob book like this one. Michele McPhee must be lying when she says she is from Boston, because she had Brooklyn down, along with the sixth borough, Miami.”—Mike Daly, Daily News columnist and author of Under Ground

“Ace reporter Michele McPhee has jammed A Mob Story with more outrages, betrayals, and laughs than three seasons of The Sopranos. A very good book about a very bad guy.”—Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist, author of Actual Innocence

“McPhee is a writer to watch, and I anxiously await the next dark world she covers.”
—Raul Correa, author of I Don’t Know But I’ve Been Told

“A winner! A Mob Story is a page turner with new insight about the wannabe wiseguys that prowl the mad streets of Brooklyn and Staten Island and one who made it to the glitz and glamour of South Beach.”—Jerry Capeci, GangLandNews.com columnist and author of Mob Start, Murder Machine, and Gotti

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Michele R. McPhee

  • Michele R. McPhee is the bestselling author of A Professor's Rage, A Date with Death, Heartless, and When Evil Rules—all available from St. Martin’s Paperbacks. The former award-winning Police Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, she was the courts and crime reporter for the Boston Herald where she is now a columnist. Currently she is a New England correspondent for ABC News and a Fox 25 TV contributor. A Date With Death was the basis for a Lifetime TV movie that aired in January 2011. She was also story consultant for the Lifetime movie “Who Is Clark Rockefeller?” that aired in 2010.  McPhee’s true crime stories have appeared in more than a dozen national magazines, including Maxim, Stuff, Cosmopolitan, New York, ESPN the Magazine, Gotham, Manhattan File, and other international publications. She was the host of two Court TV Mugshot specials and her reporting is also featured in the A&E TV special Crime Ink, and the Discovery series called Rats. Her journalism has taken her to crime scenes across the country and has made her a commentator on breaking news for CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News Network. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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