Escape from Rikers Island: Society Wanted Him in Prison, the Mob Wanted Him Out!

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Escape from Rikers Island: Society Wanted Him in Prison, the Mob Wanted Him Out!

By: Thomas LoFrese, P.l


About the Book

Sometimes called the Alcatraz of the East, Rikers lsland in New York City sits in the East River between northern Queens County and the Bronx. lt is·a place where no one would ever want to be incarcerated. In this instance a well known mobster, Joey "Chop Shop" Terelli, was being held there. A short distance away, his trial for the brutal bloody murder of several people in a warehouse in Queens, was being held. His crime was being compared to the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. His attorney, Ed Marone, was doing his best in court for Terelli but the mob was not satisfied with how things could turn out. They insisted that the best chance to make him a free man again would be to arrange for an escape from Rikers lsland before the conclusion of a trial. To attempt this task the mob gave Marone no choice but to assemble a group of societal misfits to stage a jailbreak and with the backdrop of a pandemic and major tragic events in Ed Marone's personal lite the impossible was to be attempted.

About the Author

Thomas LoFrese, P.l. is a licensed private investigator in the state of New York and president of TL Services lnvestigations, LLC. lnvolved in investigations of all types for over fifty years in private industry and governmental agencies, he and his staff currently provide investigative services for both Civil and Criminal cases. Listed as an expert by New York City and Nassau County, NY.; he is also a member of the National Council of lnvestigation and Security Services and the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State.


(2023, hardback, 164 pages)

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    Posted by Patricia Tomaszewski on Nov 16th 2023

    Well, I was a bit skeptical at first but I was surprisingly drawn in quickly. This story has some twist and turns some of which are anticipated and some of which aren’t. It is truly a quick and enjoyable read for those without too much time on their hands for a book like War and Peace. Kudos to the writer for such a realistic yet fantastic journey through the Criminal Justice System!