The Rise of a New Order: Sicilian Mafia



It is 1980 in Sicily, and the powerful urban mafia families of Palermo are being threatened by the rural mafia families of Corleone. Slowly, quietly, the Corleonesi are growing. Vito Lipari, the mayor of Castelvetrano, has just been murdered and the Palermo families think that the Corleonesi were behind the murder. The Palermo mafia and the Corleonesi mafia are meeting to try to negotiate territory divisions and to discuss the murder of Lipari. This meeting could restructure Sicilian power relations completely, both between the two mafias and between the mafias and the government, and both sides have everything, including their lives, at stake.