"Although I never voiced my fears to a soul at the time, inside I had a terrible feeling this might be that mountain ..."
Yeah, sure Joe. The why didn't you say something right then and there? Joe loved the gravy train as much as everyone else in the MM and the other assorted hangers-on and lackies.
From what I've read of the excerpts so far from Joe's book, I'd take a lot of it with a grain of salt. Joe's always placed himself above the other members of the MM (not the least of which "intellectually"). I'd place more stock in Sonny latest tome (which I haven't read yet) or Jerry's book (so much of a whitewash, I couldn't get through it).
Joe continues to exploit Elvis and make money ... just like most of the others.