The King of Con by Thomas Giacomaro audiobook

The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale

By Thomas Giacomaro  and Natasha Stoynoff
Read by Thomas Giacomaro

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781944648022
8.84 Hours Unabridged
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A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to be king of the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman, he climbed the ranks, and let his lust for money and relationships with New York and Philadelphia crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. Forced to go on the lam in South Africa and Europe he returned a year later―with millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds stuffed in his underwear. And that’s only the beginning. In his memoir, Tom details how he eventually hashed out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a special crime informant to avoid jail time―only he somehow manages not to rat anyone out and, incredibly, continues his high-finance, shady dealings, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest millions in his new business ventures. When it all inevitably comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade―yet, even behind bars, he’s able to get what he wants from anyone: the warden, the doctors, the guards, and his fellow inmates … and finds a way to get released early. Cowritten by Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the true story about a smart, streetwise Jersey boy who talked his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. It offers an unforgettable look into the life of a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, rubbing elbows with celebrities and crime bosses, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His mob cronies are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney’s office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he return to his old ways and steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?

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Summary

Summary

A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to be king of the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything.

As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman, he climbed the ranks, and let his lust for money and relationships with New York and Philadelphia crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. Forced to go on the lam in South Africa and Europe he returned a year later―with millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds stuffed in his underwear. And that’s only the beginning.

In his memoir, Tom details how he eventually hashed out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a special crime informant to avoid jail time―only he somehow manages not to rat anyone out and, incredibly, continues his high-finance, shady dealings, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest millions in his new business ventures. When it all inevitably comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade―yet, even behind bars, he’s able to get what he wants from anyone: the warden, the doctors, the guards, and his fellow inmates … and finds a way to get released early.

Cowritten by Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the true story about a smart, streetwise Jersey boy who talked his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. It offers an unforgettable look into the life of a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, rubbing elbows with celebrities and crime bosses, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself.

Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His mob cronies are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney’s office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he return to his old ways and steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?

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Reviews

by Edward 10/3/2018
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Amazing Story Wow !!!

I'll I can say about this book is it was a wild ride !! Listening to this book you'll want to check again to see if it's not fiction. The author reads the book and brings along his thick New Jersey accent in tow , which really makes you feel like he is telling the story just to you. Once I got into the book my mind started clicking oh yeah I remember when that happened. The story begins with a son who has a not so nice father who does the books for the Mob .... I'll leave it at that , pick up a copy if your like me you'll be glad you did.

Author

Author Bio: Thomas Giacomaro

Author Bio: Thomas Giacomaro

Thomas Giacomaro was the owner and president of dozens of million-dollar companies in the trucking and waste industries for over three decades. He graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in business administration. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Author Bio: Natasha Stoynoff

Author Bio: Natasha Stoynoff

Natasha Stoynoff is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. She graduated with a BA in English from York University in Toronto and studied journalism at Ryerson University. She began her career as a newspaper reporter/photographer for the Toronto Star and columnist/feature writer for the Toronto Sun. After working freelance for Time, she became a staff writer at People for over a decade. She lives in Manhattan, where she writes books and screenplays.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English