The Calabrese family of Chicago is a close-knit, middle-class family. But as a boy, the oldest son, Frank Jr., realizes his father and uncle are "made" members of another close-knit family: the outfit. In Operation Family Secrets, Frank Calabrese, Jr., tells the turbulent tale of a family dominated by a violent patriarch, from the outfit's "made" ceremony to loan sharking, labor racketeering, and extortion they took part in. The Calabrese Crew was both a dreaded criminal gang and the object of an intense FBI inquiry, and ultimately Frank Jr., his father, and his uncle were convicted on racketeering violations. In a federal penitentiary, Frank Jr. decides to cooperate with the?FBI and wear a wire as his father recounts decades of hideous crimes. His decision helps create the government's campaign against the Chicago outfit, which implicates twelve La Cosa Nostra soldiers and two outfit bosses in one of the largest organized crime cases in U.S. history. Operation Family Secrets intimately portrays how organized crime destroys a family while detailing Frank Jr.'s deadly prison-yard mission, the?FBI's landmark investigation, and the U.S. attorney's office's daring prosecution of America's most dangerous criminal organization.