Now Available In Paperback

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Blood & Volume: Inside New York's Israeli Mafia is now available in paperback. Below are selected press clips from when the book was originally released in hardcover in 2007.

Publisher's Weekly Review

"This debut true crime from journalist Copeland is a thrilling guts-and-glory look inside the Israeli organized crime machine of 1980s New York City."

Pittsburgh City Paper

"In their first phone conversations, in 2004, Gonen's stories about life as a jewel and art thief in Europe, about prison breaks and coke deals and multi-million-dollar crime rings, sounded too wild to be true, says Copeland. But it all checked out: The underworld known as the Israeli mafia really did exist, if briefly, in 1980s New York, and Gonen had been coerced into joining."

When True Crime Is Threatening, or A Note From A Mafia Author

Gonen paused when I initially asked him if I was taking any risks during our initial conversation more than two years ago.

“No,” he finally said. “All of the people I testified against are either dead, in jail, in the witness protection program themselves, or they got deported back to Israel.”