"When I got to the room the bellhop opened up the curtains
on them big windows and I looked out. I could see almost the whole city. I
think it was the palm trees and it made me feel like I was back in Miami. All
of a sudden, I realized for the first time in over ten years that there was no
handcuffs on me and nobody was breathing' over my shoulder, which was the way I
used to feel even while I was wanderin' around Italy. When I looked down over
the Caribbean from my window, I realized somethin' else; the water was just a
speretty as the Bay of Naples, but it was only ninety miles from the United
States. That meant I was practically back in America."
- Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, in
"The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano"