Pitched as a gritty, hard-hitting crime drama series about a mob family, Kingpin invites inevitable comparisons with The Sopranos--the pilot episode is even directed by Sopranos alumnus Allen Coulter--but the basic premise is more a south-of-the-border Godfather, with Miguel Cadena (Yancey Arias) as the conflicted Michael Corleone-type character who finds himself inexorably but somewhat reluctantly taking charge of his family's Mexican drug cartel.
Wilson Fisk builds a new empire! The Kingpin has done bad things. Deplorable things. Unforgivable things. He has cheated the law. He has blackmailed rivals. He has killed. But that's all in the past. Now he's back in the city he loves and ready to make his mark as a titan of legitimate industry. But before he can take a fresh bite out of the Big Apple, he needs to transform his public image.
Kingpin Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative--and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century's signature form of organized crime.
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