Being the grandson of the Colorado Mafia chief, Mr. Carlino brings a fresh perspective to the relationship of the Colorado Mafia and the powerful New York syndicate chiefs.Dr. Humbert Nelli
Professor “Emeritus” University of Kentucky
Author & Mafia historian
Colorado’s Carlino Brothers . . . is at once an intimate family portrait and a detailed Mafia history. The author deftly tracks the development of the regional crime family before and through the Prohibition Era, revealing its proper place in the national scene, while providing personal insight into his ancestors . . .Thomas Hunt
Author and Mafia historian
The Carlino family already had an amazing history in San Jose, but it was jaw-dropping to discover the family’s Colorado story. Sam Carlino’s painstaking research paints a realistic and sometimes frightening picture of what life was like in Prohibition-era Colorado. It’s the immigrant story, Americana and true crime wrapped up in one package.Sal Pizarro, San Jose Mercury News
In the wild West, a bootlegging family enterprise is forced to simultaneously fight off the Feds and Mafia, ultimately to no avail. It reads like a novel, except it’s all true!Dr. Larry Gerston PhD.
Professor “Emeritus” San Jose State University