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Summary

They were the DeMeo gang - the most deadly hit men in organized crime. Their Mafia higher-ups came to know, use, and ultimately fear them as the Murder Machine. They killed for profit and for pleasure, following cold-blooded plans and wild whims, from the mean streets of New York to the Florida Gold Coast, and from coast to coast. 

Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling.

©1992 Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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fantastic

one of the all time best mob books ever. incredible to think it happened

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Amazing read!!!

This is probably the best book on the Mafia on audible and I have them all. Once you get a few chapters into this, it will have dispelled any romantic perception that people have about the Mafia and it’s not for the squeamish or faint hearted.

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  • Patrick
  • 20-04-21

stop browsing and just get it.

I don't usually bother to write anything and just rate a book with stars but this true story reads like a novel, regardless of the complex story it tells. enjoyed it so much I felt like I had to put my two cents in.

regardless of the overused idiom "don't judge a book by its cover", when I purchased this book it didn't have cover art in the audible app. I kind of felt hesitant to buy it based on that fact alone (which is pretty ridiculous) but my hunger for a comprehensive story about 'the butcher of flatlands' overcame my trepidation about buying a book with no cover.

it's rare you find a true crime story involving so many murders, in which one of its heros is not a member of law enforcement, and is instead technically a well established career criminal. The central character in this book whose eyes we get to glimpse the story through is Dominic Montiglio, a decorated Vietnam veteran. The authors do a great job conveying the complexity of his situation, and we get the best look inside the DeMeo crew we'll probably ever get.

I feel like this story is often overlooked because of John Gotti's attention hungry attitude. The story of Dominic Montiglio, Nino Gaggi, Roy Demeo, and the Gemini Lounge is so much more interesting, violent, and complex, than the story of John Gotti stumbling his way through the Gambino family and into prison.

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  • R. M. Johnson
  • 05-05-21

One of the Best

I’ve loved this book for years and was so excited to see it on Audible. Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain are masters at telling Gangland stories and do an especially outstanding job with Murder Machine. You think John Gotti was scary? Read/listen to this book and learn about the below-the-radar-frightening Roy DeMeo crew. The DeMeo story may not be as well-known as some others out there, but it should be! I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-21

great book

I really like books and stories about this crew. They're more fascinating than Gotti. Too bad there isn't more about these guys.

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  • B & B
  • 14-06-21

Get your mob on

Ok I read this book when it first came out & was thinking when's the movie version coming ? All these years later it finally made it to Audible but I'm guessing no movie . Looking back now there are some mistakes , Featherstone was not a Green Beret, & maybe you take some of it with a grain of salt, especially first hand accounts but hey it's a good tail of 70's & 80's NYC & how the mob ran things . Good narration , lots of characters and a few heroes . Overall a good summer listen .

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  • tim
  • 12-07-21

all around great book

i've heard bits and peices of this story from other sources and it was great to get this perspective on it. a truely crazy story about some truely crazy and sick people. if you are interested in the subject of the mob specifically from the 70's on then you have probably heard of Roy deMeo and if you want to hear his story and get the behind the sceens details then you picked the right book. great story great performance great book

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  • David F. Murray
  • 09-07-21

Cops and robbers and killers

Great true crime stuff here. The narrator’s voice was perfect for the material and tone of the text. I had to take a couple of breaks because the detailed accounting of some frankly sordid lives was exhausting for me after a point, but I kept coming back. A very nicely done book and production.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-21

DeMeo Crew Book

incredible story of family, betrayal and murder in the NYC mob. A must read for mafia enthusiasts.

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  • Kristen Bunce
  • 09-06-21

Fantastic

One of the only and detailed accounts of the infamous De Mayo Crew!! 7 stars
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  • Da Busta
  • 06-06-21

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I was born and raised in Brooklyn lived in Canarsie for almost 20 years...The Gemini lounge is actually at church today...I’ve been to quite a few chop shops when I was a kid it is really amazing to know this book is out there hundred percent factual

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  • Jeff Bader
  • 20-05-21

very good book.

Love it . I wish they would've talked about the Ice Man working with them but maybe they didn't know about him yet.