I'm an avid fan of the crime genre in general, and all things Mafia & organized crime related. I've read SO many books about the mob and a few about John Gotti. It's always fascinating how the general public somehow 'accepts' the mob, romanticizing them in books, movies & TV. John Gotti is especially interesting in how NYC citizens actually considered him an 'anti-hero' of sorts, celebrating his wins in court (dubbed him the 'teflon Don', cause nothing ever stuck!). But here's the thing about Gotti and most organized crime, if you remove the gloss of being in the mob, you'll see repeated patterns of what can only be considered psychopathic serial killing. It amazes me that Charles Manson is considered evil incarnate, but Gotti's right hand man, and one of the most infamous rats in Mafia history, Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano, has a proven body count that far exceeds anything by Manson and his maniac followers! AND the dude was in witness protection for quite awhile! There's so many stories of Mafia/mob killers who could/should be considered mass murderers. The most infamous serial killers in history really don't compare count-wise, but the wiseguys ALWAYS get a pass as far as being recognized for being the psychopaths they are! Go figure.