Author(s): T. J. English
By the mid-1980s, the American underworld was a vicious melting pot of ancient and modern tribes. One of the most powerful of these criminal fraternities was the Cuban mob, an organisation so cold and powerful it was known on both sides of the law as "The Corporation". Helmed by an ex-cop and commando Jose Miguel Battle, its powerbase a community of exiles in south-Florida chased from the island by Castro's revolution but planning to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim Cuba. Drawing on the blistering prose and deep research that drove TJ English's New York Times bestseller Havana Nocturne and established him as "America's top chronicler of organised crime", The Corporation is an epic, multi-generational history of the Cuban-American underworld soon to be made into a film ("a Cuban version of The Godfather") by Leonardo Dicaprio and Benicio del Toro.
T. J. English is a noted journalist, a screenwriter, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana Nocturne, Paddy Whacked, and The Savage City, as well as of The Westies, a national bestseller, and Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. He has written for Vanity Fair, Playboy, and Esquire, among other publications. His screenwriting credits include episodes of the television crime dramas NYPD Blue and Homicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.