Matteo Cucchiara, Author of Defying the Mob: Underworld Secrets Exposed, Risks Life to Write This True Crime Book
Matteo Cucchiara is the author of DEFYING THE MOB: Underworld Secrets Exposed, a true crime story about the life of Susan Weeks that has shocked the business community. To her business colleagues, she appeared to be a charming well-groomed, well-spoken investment council executive; a no-nonsense entrepreneur and public advocate. Even her friends had no idea she was married to a Dixie Mafia henchmen or that she was the FBI's #00003 informant who contributed to the incarceration of dozens of mafia criminals.
When Matt Cucchiara, CEO of Cinema Island Productions, Author and Executive Producer, was approached by Susan Weeks to pen her memoirs revealing Mafia secrets never told, he was immediately intrigued. The story was riveting and almost horrific to believe. He proceeded to investigate the truth of the story and verified the facts of the incidents, trials, corruption, and murders that Susan shared. Weeks was the only female allowed into the inner circle of the Dixie Mafia and the only one to get out alive. Please note, she was warned by the mob boss never to reveal what she knew or she would be signing her death certificate.
Defying the Mob is her real life story that takes the reader on an adventure of espionage. Imagine this petite, beautiful, innocent woman who finds herself surrounded by dark underworld figures, bullied and abused by some of the most terrifying killers in the south. Susan was forced to find the will-to-survive, confront her mortal demons and come out victorious.
As a young girl growing up in rural South Georgia, Weeks had no idea her life would be what it is now, and she certainly had no idea of the path her life would take to get her to where she is now. After coming so close to death so many times, she realized that to tell her story could save other women caught in the same deadly trap by showing them the hope and means of escape. She had to break her silence.
She possesses enormous courage and determination. These traits are exposed in her book and will play with your emotions as you walk her journey of helplessness to finding the courage to survive.