A century before the emergence of its cousin, the Sicilian mafia, the criminal organisation known as 'The Camorra' was establishing a deadly grip on Naples and Southern Italy. Its influence today is as strong as ever. This account of the organisation and its shadowy leaders reveals a crime syndicate of extraordinary power and resources: it involves the major political parties, along with the police, judiciary, administrators and leading figures in the business community.
Tom Behan, who died in August 2010 aged 53, was an expert on Italian organised crime. He was a lecturer in Italian at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and wrote numerous books, including 'Defiance: The Story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian Mafia' (I.B.Tauris).