Vincent “Fish” Cafaro, once a formidable figure in the Genovese crime family, found himself in an unexpected role reversal as he traded his mobster persona for an informant, much to the shock and dismay of his former associates. Federal prosecutors, led by Rudolph W. Giuliani, hailed Cafaro’s cooperation as groundbreaking, dubbing him the highest-ranking Mafia member to flip in New York’s history. As Cafaro’s secret recordings unveiled the underworld’s darkest secrets, including a notorious heroin deal, the Mafia’s grip on power began to slip. Despite the risk to his safety and the uncertain fate of his son, also entangled in the legal web, Cafaro’s clandestine collaboration with law enforcement cast him as an unlikely hero in the fight against organized crime.