One of Dainotto's top ten books about the mafia, as shared at the Guardian:
Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano (2006)Read about the other entries on the list.
Saviano investigates the global and financial ambitions of organised crime in the age of neoliberalism. Reading Gomorrah, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the logic of today’s mafias from that of global corporations. Beautifully written, Gomorrah is an example of that peculiar Neapolitan genre, the “essay-novel”.
Also see Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on the mafia.