The Prince

Author(s): Vito Bruschini

Crime Thriller Mystery

In this remarkable bestselling novel based on a true story, Vito Bruschini brilliantly narrates the spellbinding life of Prince Ferdinando Licata, the fictional founding father of the Sicilian Mafia.


Spanning more than two decades, The Prince travels from Sicily to the Bronx and back as the notorious mafiaso builds his power behind a veneer of honesty and elegance.


A skilful storyteller, Bruschini depicts in visceral detail the dark underbelly of the notorious Italian Mafia that has fascinated fans of The Godfatherfor decades. The Princeis a tour de force, replete with all the blood, guts and glory.


Vito Bruschiniis a renowned Italian journalist who heads the news agency Globalpress. He lives in Rome.


'A seamlessly intricate plot and with striking effects, racial persecution, dirty dealings and sullied passions...Red-hot action, but treated with epic mastery.' La Repubblica


'A superb, passionate, spellbinding novel, which plunges us into the origins of the Mafia.' Page


'Bruschini effortlessly elucidates history without ever making us conscious of his craft...Extreme violence and plot twists that keep us guessing and devouring each page...A novel filled with pleasures and enjoyment for all lovers of suspense.' En Negro Sobre Blanco


'Mixing clever and insightful examinations of Sicilian history with a first-grade story, this is an excellent and highly recommended read.' Beaudesert Times


'This epic, tautly written story forcefully illustrates the harshness of life for many in Sicily and America in those times, and helps explain why some would join the Mafia.' New Zealand Listener

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* Widespread review coverage across all major newspapers in Australia and New Zealand including the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and NZ Herald * Author interviewes to be sought in newspapers such as the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph and West Australian * Author to be interviewed on national and local radio programs such as Radio National's Books and Arts Daily, 4ZZZ and 2SER * Review coverage in general publications such as the NZ Listener and The Big Issue * Widespread review coverage online * Widespread review coverage in Italian specialist media * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as the Monthly, and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers such as the CAE * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Social media campaign including Facebook advertising targeting fans of The Godfather, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire

'A seamlessly intricate plot and with striking effects, racial persecution, dirty dealings and sullied passions...Red-hot action, but treated with epic mastery.' -- Beppe Benvenuto La Repubblica 'A superb, passionate, spellbinding novel, which plunges us into the origins of the Mafia.' Page 'Bruschini effortlessly elucidates history without ever making us conscious of his craft...Extreme violence and plot twists that keep us guessing and devouring each page...A novel filled with pleasures and enjoyment for all lovers of suspense.' En Negro Sobre Blanco

Vito Bruschini is a renowned Italian journalist who heads the news agency Globalpress. He lives in Rome.

General Fields

  • : 9781922182067
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : January 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 432
  • : 315
  • : Paperback
  • : Vito Bruschini