The year is 1936. Lucky Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor determined to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown – grifter, heroin addict, and sometimes prostitute – is the witness who claims she can do it. Only canny Long Island defense attorney George Levy stands between Lucky and a life behind bars, between Dewey and the New York Governor’s mansion.
This is their story.
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