The Corleone family is a part of the deadly Mafia underworld with a powerful legacy of blood and honor that is passed on from father to son. Vita Corleone, the Godfather who is the Mafia leader, is a man who is obsessed with power and leaves no chance to gain and hold as much power as possible. He is also known for being friendly. The Godfather is a book which concerns with the mob war fought by the Corleone family against the four of the other five mafia families of New York. Don Vito's sons take over this family legacy post the murder of Don Vito by men working for the drug dealer Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo. The sons, Michael and Santino run the family business with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen and the two caporegime Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio. A series of unfortunate events lead to a full scale war and the murder of Santino followed by Michael's ascension to full power. The Godfather is a classic novel of the cold-blooded world of the Mafia with murders, legacy, greed and tradition. This book was published by RHUK; New edition (21 February 1991) and is available in paperback.