From the Back Cover:
This Thing of Ours
Like the supernatural denizens of the World of Darkness, the men of respect are damned in their own unique way. Beholden to tradition, threatened by ethics and forced by their nature to remain outside the society that sustains him, the modern mobster is every bit as compelling a character as the most monstrous creature of the night.
La Cosa Nostra
Gangster stories are a popular genre and fit perfectly within the World of Darkness. This stylized look at Italian organized crime families allows players to portray members of the gangs and also presents many hooks for Storytellers to introduce these elements into an existing chronicle. The first in 2002's Year of the Damned series.