John Gotti is the man who formerly headed the largest and most powerful criminal organization in the world, the Gambino branch of the American Mafia. MOBSTER is his story: the story of a one-time low-level hood who rose to control a Mafia empire worth five billion dollars a year. In this chilling exposé, MOBSTER probes the real world of the Mafia: its unique lifestyle, its rigid but unwritten code of behaviour, the world of Mafia wives and mistresses, how 'organized' crime is organized - and the curious relationship between the Mafiosi and the FBI agents out to destroy them. also examines the dramatic courtroom baffles that have marked Gotti's criminal career, culminating with his fall in 1992 when he received six consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole. Drawing on wiretap records and sources on both sides of the law, MOBSTER is the fullest portrait we are ever likely to encounter of John Gotti and his gang.