A respected thoracic surgeon and also a Mafia confidant, Elliot Litner was a self- described “nerdy, Jewish kid from the Bronx” who’d witnessed. Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor. The inspiration for Fox TV’s drama series, “Mob Doctor,” Il Dottore (Barricade Books, October ) by Ron Felber. : Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor () by Ron Felber and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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IL DOTTORE: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

The Men Behind Mob Wives. He lives in New Jersey with his dog Hemingway. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Things climaxed for Litner inwhen he was asked to engineer an “accident” during surgery on Giuliani witness Ralph Scopo, the request accompanied by John Gotti’s threats. Mwfia he had to make a decision between loyalty to the mob and killing a government witness on the operating table, or remaining true to his Hippocratic oath, all under the eye of NY’s top federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani.

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His enthusiasm for the gangsters’ rough-edged lifestyle wrecked his marriage, even as his career was, dohtore to Felber, abetted by hospital associates with mob connections. King of the Godfathers. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Like his thriller protagonist Jack Madson, Felber has worked as a deputy sheriff, transporting federal criminals, and has fought Golden Gloves.


Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

The life of a respected doctor and how he lives a reckless double life. Nov 06, MsChris rated it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

As far as “mafia true crime” books go, this one is pretty good. This is the real story behind the TV show. The passage in which Litner performs a rectal examination on godfather Carlo Gambino is a stand-out moment which deftly combines all of the above!

You’ve successfully reported this review. But for a story as fantastical as this, I can forgive a little bit of fictionalisation and dramatisation around the edges. The recipient of the UPI Award for fiction, he began his writing career with articles based on his experiences for True Detective magazine.

We appreciate your feedback. Carolyn Minke-Smith rated it really liked it Feb 11, I was pleasantly surprised. The life and times of Dr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See if you have enough points for this item.

Ron Felber has done a wonderful job of weaving the threads together. The Hunt for Khun Sa: I initially thought that this book would be awful. Tiffany Sparks keeney rated it really liked it Jan 06, Sep 23, Ella Burakowski rated it liked it. The writing seems forced and searching for the right metaphor at times.


Kelly rated it liked it Apr 18, I love a bit of moral ambiguity in a book, and — as one might expect — this delivers in spades, and with some medical ethical twists to boot. The doctor led a double life: Larry rated it really liked it Jun 08, Lists with This Book.

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Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor by Ron Felber

Lloyd rated it liked it Jul 03, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Deep in a Dream. Interesting book about double life of a doctor for the Mafia. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Most important part is that the end was surprising for me! To ask other readers questions about Il Dottoreplease sign up.