Mafia Cop

Mafia Cop
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Author: Lou Eppolito,Bob Drury
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416523994
Release: 2005-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He was one of the most decorated cops in the history of NYPD. From his "wiseguy" relatives, he learned the meaning of honor and loyalty. From his fellow cops, he learned the meaning of betrayal. MAFIA COP His father, Ralph "Fat the Gangster" Eppolito, was stone-cold Mafia hit-man. Lou Eppolito, however, chose to live by different code; he chose the uniform of NYPD. And he was one of the best -- a good, tough, honest cop down the line. Butu even his sterling record, his headline-making heroism, couldn't protect him when the police brass decided to take him down. Although completely exonerated of charges that he had passed secrets to the mob, Lou didn't stand a chance. They had taken something from him they couldn't give back: his dignity and his pride. Now, here's the powerful story, told in Lou Eppolito's own words, of the bloody Mafia hit that claimed his uncle and cousin...of his middle-of-the-night meeting with "Boss of Bosses" Paul Castellano...of one good cop who survived eight shootouts and saved hundreds of victims, who was persecuted, prosecuted, and ultimately betrayed by his own department. Full of hard drama and gritty truth, Mafia Cop gives a vivid, inside look at life in the Family, on the force, and on the mean streets of New York.

Mafia Cop

Mafia Cop
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Author: Richard Cagan,Michael George Sabella
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781616088576
Release: 2013-01-02
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A true docudrama of the life of New York City narcotics detective Michael Palermo.

Mob Cop

Mob Cop
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Author: Fred Pascente,Sam Reaves
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781613731376
Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Former Chicago police officer and mafia associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, the protagonist of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino and one of Chicago's most notorious mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago's near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by Hanhardt. While Spilotro became the youngest made man in Chicago Outfit history, Pascente was drafted into the army and then joined the police department. Soon taken under Hanhardt's wing because of his connections, Pascente served as Hanhardt's fixer and bagman on the department for more than a decade. At the same time, Pascente remained close to Spilotro, making frequent trips to Las Vegas to party with his old friend while helping to rob the casinos blind. Mob Cop tells about the decline of traditional organized crime in the United States, and it reveals information about the inner workings of the Outfit that have never been publicly released. Fred Pascente's positions as an insider on both the criminal and law enforcement fronts makes this story a matchless tell-all.

Mob Cops

Mob Cops
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Author: Greg B. Smith
Pages: 386
ISBN: 0425215725
Release: 2006
Editor: Berkley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes how two highly decorated former detectives, Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, were convicted of murdering eight people on the orders of a vicious mob boss.

Friends of the Family

Friends of the Family
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Author: Tommy Dades,Mike Vecchione,David Fisher
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061876325
Release: 2009-05-12
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.” —New York Times Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the two police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit men. As told by Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchione—the cop and District Attorney investigator who solved New York’s coldest case—along with co-writer David Fisher, Friends of the Family is shocking true crime in the tradition of Nicolas Pileggi’s Wiseguys and Underboss by Peter Mass—a chilling, in-depth examination of what the New York Daily News calls “the worst betrayal of the badge in the NYPD’s history.”

The Brotherhoods

The Brotherhoods
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Author: Guy Lawson,William Oldham
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781416523383
Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An insider account of the alleged criminal activities of two NYPD detectives contends that they worked for the mafia through a sophisticated network of hierarchies and conduct codes that brought about the torture and murders of numerous federal agents and fellow officers. Reprint.

Mafia Cop Killers in Akron The Gang War before Prohibition

Mafia Cop Killers in Akron  The Gang War before Prohibition
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Author: Mark J. Price
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781467137843
Release: 2017
Editor: Arcadia Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From 1917 to 1919, terror struck the streets of Akron. As soldiers marched off to World War I and Spanish influenza ravaged the community, police officers faced a sinister threat. Murderous kingpin Rosario Borgia placed a bounty on officers' heads for interfering with his criminal enterprises. Gangsters gunned down seven cops, killing five, in a series of brazen attacks over fifteen months. Author Mark J. Price chronicles the crimes, victims, gangsters and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Mafia Cop

Mafia Cop
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Author: Lou Eppolito,Bob Drury
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416523994
Release: 2005-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He was one of the most decorated cops in the history of NYPD. From his "wiseguy" relatives, he learned the meaning of honor and loyalty. From his fellow cops, he learned the meaning of betrayal. MAFIA COP His father, Ralph "Fat the Gangster" Eppolito, was stone-cold Mafia hit-man. Lou Eppolito, however, chose to live by different code; he chose the uniform of NYPD. And he was one of the best -- a good, tough, honest cop down the line. Butu even his sterling record, his headline-making heroism, couldn't protect him when the police brass decided to take him down. Although completely exonerated of charges that he had passed secrets to the mob, Lou didn't stand a chance. They had taken something from him they couldn't give back: his dignity and his pride. Now, here's the powerful story, told in Lou Eppolito's own words, of the bloody Mafia hit that claimed his uncle and cousin...of his middle-of-the-night meeting with "Boss of Bosses" Paul Castellano...of one good cop who survived eight shootouts and saved hundreds of victims, who was persecuted, prosecuted, and ultimately betrayed by his own department. Full of hard drama and gritty truth, Mafia Cop gives a vivid, inside look at life in the Family, on the force, and on the mean streets of New York.

Mafia Cop Killers in Akron

Mafia Cop Killers in Akron
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Author: Mark J. Price
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781439663820
Release: 2017-11-27
Editor: Arcadia Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From 1917 to 1919, terror struck the streets of Akron. As soldiers marched off to World War I and Spanish influenza ravaged the community, police officers faced a sinister threat. Murderous kingpin Rosario Borgia placed a bounty on officers' heads for interfering with his criminal enterprises. Gangsters gunned down seven cops, killing five, in a series of brazen attacks over fifteen months. Author Mark J. Price chronicles the crimes, victims, gangsters and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Undercover Cop

Undercover Cop
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Author: Michael Russell,Mike Russell,Patrick W. Picciarelli
Pages: 437
ISBN: 1410463699
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the story of a New Jersey state trooper's infiltration of the Genovese crime family, describing how he used his connections to enable more than fifty arrests of mobsters and officials on the mafia's payroll.

The Coffey Files

The Coffey Files
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Author: Joseph Coffey,Jerry Schmetterer
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781504037990
Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A true crime account of the old-school New York Police Department from the detective who helped catch the Son of Sam and waged a one-man war against the Mafia. In 1978, a gang war erupted in New York City, and the five boroughs ran red with blood. Men with names like “Matty the Horse” and “Tony Ugly” were found dismembered in garbage dumps, dead on the roadside in the far reaches of the Bronx, or suffocated in the trunks of cars parked at LaGuardia Airport. For years, the New York Police Department hadn’t bothered to investigate Mafia murders, preferring to let the mob handle its own bloody affairs—but that was about to change. The NYPD was going to war with the Cosa Nostra, and Det. Joseph Coffey would lead the charge. A hard-nosed veteran of the force, Detective Coffey took down some of the highest-profile organized-crime associations of the 1970s, from the conspiracy between the Mafia and the Catholic Church known as the Vatican Connection to the homegrown terrorists who called themselves the Black Liberation Army. In 1977, when the city was terrorized by serial killer David Berkowitz, better known as the Son of Sam, Coffey led the NYPD’s nighttime operations as they worked to lure the murderer into a trap. But the war against the mob would be his greatest challenge—one that would take him right into the heart of gritty, dangerous NYC. Cowritten by New York Daily News veteran Jerry Schmetterer, Coffey’s work is crime reporting at its finest. Fans of the two-fisted journalism of Jimmy Breslin and New York stories like The French Connection will find The Coffey Files has the thunderous intensity of a runaway subway train.

The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web
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Author: Michael J. Cain
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781602393417
Release: 2009-03-26
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores the life and death of Richard Cain, known as one of the most corrupt police officers in Chicago's history, and how his double life cost him everything .

Bones on the Beach

Bones on the Beach
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Author: Peter Davidson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101188088
Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The true story of an undercover cop who went under the covers with a wiseguy. She was a married organized crime detective. He was the Mafia wiseguy she was trailing. Their affair would shake the very foundation of Miami's criminal underworld-and end in murder.

Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco
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Author: Joseph D. Pistone
Pages: 413
ISBN: 0340922656
Release: 2006
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Donnie Brasco takes on both the Russian and Italian mobs. But this time, it's not his life on the line--it's his daughter's life.

Friends of the Family

Friends of the Family
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Author: Tommy Dades,Mike Vecchione,David Fisher
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0060874260
Release: 2009-05-12
Editor: William Morrow

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.” —New York Times Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the two police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit men. As told by Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchione—the cop and District Attorney investigator who solved New York’s coldest case—along with co-writer David Fisher, Friends of the Family is shocking true crime in the tradition of Nicolas Pileggi’s Wiseguys and Underboss by Peter Mass—a chilling, in-depth examination of what the New York Daily News calls “the worst betrayal of the badge in the NYPD’s history.”

The Black and the Blue

The Black and the Blue
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Author: Matthew Horace,Ron Harris
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780316440073
Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Hachette Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction "A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA."-CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service- when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. "Horace's authority as an experienced officer, as well as his obvious integrity and courage, provides the book with a gravitas."-THE WASHINGTON POST "The Black and the Blue is an affirmation of the critical need for criminal justice reform, all the more urgent because itcomes from an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws."-USA TODAY

Takedown

Takedown
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Author: Rick Cowan,Douglas Century
Pages: 363
ISBN: UOM:39015055807799
Release: 2002
Editor: Putnam Adult

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A NYPD detective describes his work as an undercover cop, in which role he infltrated a lethal mob cartel to uncover evidence of a conspiracy among the various mob families to extort billions of dollars from the nation's most influential corporations. 75,000 first printing.

Werewolf Cop A Novel

Werewolf Cop  A Novel
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Author: Andrew Klavan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781605987484
Release: 2015-03-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Edgar Award-winning Andrew Klavan, a supernatural thriller about a good cop in the grips of an evil curse: the first in a trilogy about a crime-fighter on a quest to control the beast within. Zach Adams is one of the best detectives in the country. Nicknamed Cowboy, he’s a soft-spoken homicide detective known for his integrity and courage under fire. He serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld. In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults Zach, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, he is transformed into something horrible—something deadly. Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed—and will kill again—in the form of a beast who can’t be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he’s going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?

Double Deal

Double Deal
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Author: Sam Giancana,Michael Corbitt,Bettina Giancana
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061030482
Release: 2004-02-24
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An expose of organised crime and its unholy alliance with world leaders, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement, Double Deal is a 40–year saga told with unflinching honesty by mob insider and former Chicago chief of police Michael Corbitt. Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force. By the time Corbitt was appointed chief of police, he'd also moved up the Outfit's ranks and was living the high life of a respected mobster. Corbitt's luck turned when he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. Although there was a mob contract on his life and he was facing a 20–year jail sentence, he refused to testify against organised crime figures under the witness protection programme, maintaining instead the Mafioso's code of silence – until his release from prison. Now Corbitt breaks that silence, holding back nothing–including the account of his personal involvement in the brutal murder of the wife of Chicago mob attorney Alan Masters. Corbitt bares his soul, confessing in graphic – sometimes horrific – detail a life lived as both saint and sinner, a life that moved back and forth between the conflicting worlds of the police officer and the gangster with ease.

Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad
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Author: Paul Lieberman
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781250020161
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Read this man's book." --James Ellroy A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism in the City of Angels—the real events behind the blockbuster Warner Brothers film starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the true story of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes war to drive Mickey Cohen and other hoodlums from Los Angeles after WWII. In 1946, the LAPD launched the Gangster Squad with eight men who met covertly on street corners and slept with Tommy guns under their beds. But for two cops, all that mattered was nailing the strutting gangster Mickey Cohen. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was a square-jawed church usher, Sgt. Jerry Wooters a cynical maverick. About all they had in common was their obsession. So O'Mara set a trap to prove Mickey was a killer. And Wooters formed an alliance with Mickey's budding rival, Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen. Two cops -- two hoodlums. Their fates collided in the closing days of the 1950s, when late one night "The Enforcer" confronted Mickey and his crew. The aftermath would shake both LA's mob and police department, and signal the end of a defining era in the city's history. Warner Brothers developed the film Gangster Squad based on the research award-winning journalist Paul Lieberman conducted for this book, which reveals the unbelievable true stories behind the film. He spent more than a decade tracking down and interviewing surviving members of the real police unit as well as families and associates of the mobsters they pursued. Gangster Squad is a tour-de-force narrative reminiscent of LA Confidential.