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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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. I actually had to skim through pages just to “finish” it.

Soon, Litner was the Gambinos’ go-to for sensitive medical emergencies and even served as a courier for the family.

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Books by Ron Felber. However, the author did a lovely job creating the memoir into a suspenseful novel towards the end when the mob was pressuring the doctor to kill a guy; and Rudy Giuliani was threatening him to save the guy.

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IL DOTTORE: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

It had some entertaining passages such as the hero fingering Carlo Gambino’s rectum. The Everything Mafia Book. Hardcoverpages.

Inwhile a surgical resident, Litner helped Gambino family associates establish clandestine abortion clinics. His enthusiasm for the gangsters’ rough-edged lifestyle wrecked his marriage, even as his career was, according to Felber, abetted by hospital associates with mob connections.

Want to Read saving…. Sep 23, Walt rated it it was ok Shelves: Presidential Lessons in Leadership. It seems unnecessarily sensationalized.

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

The Covert War Against Rock. Please review your cart. Overall, entertaining; but it adds nothing to the genre We appreciate your feedback. An entertaining and quick read. Not really very interesting docfor well written.

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This narrative describes the experiences of a prominent heart surgeon who lived a doubl life working at Mount Sinai Hospital by day and providing illegal medical services to members of the Mafia by night. Ron Felber has done a wonderful job of weaving the threads together. Good historic read Enjoyed this book very much Recommend it highly.


Ali rated it it was amazing May 08, King of the Godfathers. Indeed, the quite brilliant ending of the book arrives when Litner is faced with a clear dichotomous choice between his Hippocratic Oath and his loyalty to La Cosa Nostra.

Bringing Down the Mob. Interesting concept but just dodtor finish it. This is the real story behind the TV show. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 26, Desiree Cooper rated it it was ok.

Felber is an excellent writer, and infuses the text with just the right quantities of suspense, tension, disbelief, and occasional laugh-out-loud humour. I read this book because the TV series called the Mob Doctor was based on this. Where Have All the Mothers Gone? Enjoyed the show but not the book.

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