The Mafia and the Machine:

The Story of the Kansas City Mob
by Frank R. Hayde

November 2010 | $16.95 | Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-56980-443-8

Now in Paperback: The story of the American mafia is not complete without a chapter on Kansas City. "The City of Fountains" has appeared in the films The Godfather and Casino, and the TV show "The Sopranos," but many Midwesterners are not aware that Kansas City has affected the fortunes of the entire underworld. In The Mafia and the Machine, author Frank Hayde ties in every major name in organized crime--Luciano, Bugsy, and Lansky--as well as the city's corrupt police force.

Frank R. Hayde

Frank R. Hayde's roots in Kansas City go back to his great-great-grandfather, an Irish American stonemason and political figure in the 1902 book, Men Who Are Making Kansas City. Hayde is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a career law-enforcement officer. He lives in Colorado.