“When Riina was around, everybody had a job here in Corleone,”

A Facebook post by Dr Frank Psaila encouraged me to do some research on Toto Riina. I must say that I’m quite well versed on the history of Cosa Nostra. Mainly with Malta being so close to Sicily it always intrigued me how it was ever possible for a single individual to rule Sicily in such a reign of terror, however the more your read, the more you realise that it was in fact possible. It was possible because he was allowed to rule, he was allowed to rule because he kept the people around him happy.