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Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire

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Seldom has the netherworld of the mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Like the classics of the genre-from The Godfather to The French Connection to Wise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years.

Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-only one in a string of interviews he considered routine. But what he found there was far from routine, for it would take him on a five-year odyssey and nearly cost him his life. In fact, he had stumbled upon the lead of a lifetime-the suspicion that he might unearth the hard evidence police and federal agencies alike had been chasing for decades: the proof of collusion among the mob families to extort billions from the nation's most influential corporations that call New York their home.

Featuring eccentric, larger-than-life New York characters and an undercover cop on the brink of being discovered-and murdered-at every step, Takedown is a riveting real-life procedural and one of the most important investigative books of the season.

About the Author

Rick Cowan is a twenty-year veteran of the New York Police Department, where he remains on active duty as Detective First-Grade. His undercover role in Operation Wasteland earned him a personal promotion from then Police Commissioner William Bratton.

Douglas Century is a contributing writer for The New York Times whose work has appeared in numerous other national publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399148750
Subtitle:
The True Story Undercover det Who Brought Down Billion Dollar Mafia Cartel
Author:
Cowan, Rick
Author:
Century, Douglas
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Undercover operations
Subject:
Organized crime investigation.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
20021028
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.88x6.12x1.30 in. 1.52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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