Feared for their ruthlessness and strict codes of violence, the Yakuza of Japan traces their lineage back to the days of samurai warriors who turned to crime. Their 'Little Caesar' is the flamboyant Yoshinori Watanabe. It was during the roaring days of Prohibition that gangsters in America first united to form a national crime syndicate. Since that time, organized crime has grown to become a worldwide menace. In Lords of The Mafia we look not only at the crime families and bosses of the Cosa Nostra in the U.S. but also at the most notorious and ruthless criminal organizations around the globe.