This is the book Frank Costello by Henry A. Zeiger from 1974. The Definitive Life Story of The Real Godfather/
Crime Does Pay
For some, that is, Frank Costello, the real Godfather, the Prime Minister as he was called, died comfortably in bed, wealthy from a life in the underworld. Mafia chief Vito Genovese had him shot (slight wound), Governor Tom Dewey and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia hounded him. But, taking over from Lucky Luciano, Costello headed the crime syndicate, with assists from such stellar pals as Albert Anastasia, Meyer Lansky and Joe Adonis. Aside from brief sentences in the can for contempt and tax evasion, Costello thrived on crime for 60 years. The inside, detailed, full-length account of one of the most colorful figures in 20th century America.