From the publisher:
The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a ferocious old man who is determined to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion picture investments, and the threat of government informers. The Don is close to achieving his vision when secrets buried in his family's past threaten to undermine his plan and spark a war between two blood cousins. Only a two-time Academy Award winner with an insider's knowledge of Hollywood could write such a sizzling and scathing portrait of the movie business and show how a film really gets made. Only a writer who has gambled in the private rooms of the best casinos could reveal the secrets of business in Las Vegas. And only a writer who understands the hearts of thieves could describe Mafia life with such sparkling authenticity.
Mario Puzo: The Last Don. Ballantine Books; ISBN: 0345412214 (March, 1997), 512 p., $7.99