Il Dottore

The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Book Description

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.

About Felber, Ron

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 including hit men, terrorists, con men and drug dealers. His writing career began with articles based on his experiences for True Detective magazine. He has authored eight book and his latest effort, A Man of Indeterminate Value, is the first novel in the “Jack Madson” series to be published by Barricade Books in the spring of 2013. Ron lives in Mendham, NJ.