BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Last Longshoreman tells the story of Tony Costa, a life-long criminal who grew up in 1940s East Boston running illicit errands for his mob-connected uncle. Beginning work as a longshoreman on the Boston waterfront at just eighteen, Tony befriends Butchie Shea, a stone-cold killer from "Southie." Together they embark on a crime spree that chills Boston to its core and culminates in the largest waterfront heist in U.S. history. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161114/438809 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161114/438810 Through it all, Tony valiantly tries to get on a more righteous path. But his rough and tumble upbringing and Mafioso-entrenched environment makes this dream all but impossible. Along with Tony's struggles, the book details the crime and corruption that ruled Boston's docks in the pre-Whitey Bulger days. Bribes, kickbacks and wholesale theft were common, as were mayhem and murder. Not since the Marlon Brando classic "On The Waterfront" has there been such a detailed account of life - and death - inside one of the most powerful unions in the country. "It's called The Last Longshoreman, but Zappulla's story is the first of its kind…" - Mack Maloney, The Pirate Hunters. The Last Longshoreman is available on Barnesandnoble.com, Amazon, Amazon Kindle and more. To learn more about the author, visit www.marczappulla.com, email email@example.com or call 781-267-8855.