Matt Birkbeck is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Deconstructing Sammy, A Beautiful Child, and A Deadly Secret. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, People magazine, Boston magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"The Quiet Don is a triumph. Matt Birkbeck provides a stunning work of investigative journalism that is memorable and alive and unveils the incredible life and legacy of one of the mobs most important powerbrokers."--Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy and the screenplays for Goodfellas and Casino
"This fast-paced, captivating probe into the life of Russell Bufalino fills a major gap in the annals of organized crime and shows us why his story continues to matter so much today. This is sophisticated investigative reporting, told with a novelist's storytelling flare." --Paul Moses, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College and author of The Saint and the Sultan "The Quiet Don is a must-read, an important addition to the history of organized crime." --G. Robert Blakey, a former Notre Dame law professor, a draftsmen of the RICO Act, chief counsel to the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and a prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice under Robert F. Kennedy. "The fascinating tale of Russell Buffalino, a brainy mobster who was in a Mafia league of his own." --Tom Robbins, professor at the CUNY school of journalism and former investigative reporter at the New York Daily News and Village Voice.