Il Dottore:

The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor
by Ron Felber

March 2013 | $16,95 | Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-56980-491-9

The inspiration for Fox TV’s drama series, “Mob Doctor,”   Il Dottore is the riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a Mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti,  Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano,  and Joe Bonanno.  As a result, the doctor led a double life:   well respected surgeon and socialite by day, and “Il Dottore,” gambler and sex addict, by night.  Welcomed into an exciting and glamorous underworld which included discos, drugs, high-stake gambling and beautiful women, he somehow managed to pursue his true profession seriously and in time, became one of the nation’s leading cardiac surgeons. Eventually, he had to make a choice between loyalty to the mob and killing a government witness on the operating table, or remaining true to his Hippocratic Oath, all under the watchful eye of New York's top federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani.

 

Ron Felber

 

              Ron Felber is a graduate of Georgetown University and Loyola University Chicago, where he earned his master’s degree. After graduation, he worked as a deputy sheriff, transporting federal criminals. His writing career began with articles based on his experiences for True Detective magazine. He has authored eight books including Searchers: A True Story of Alien Abduction, The Hunt for Khun Sa and The Privacy War: J. Edgar Hoover and the Fourth Amendment.

              Ron’s latest effort, is  A Man of Indeterminate Value, a “Jack Madson Series” novel which will be published by Barricade in June 2013. Ron Felber lives in Mendham, NJ.