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The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City. A culture of corruption pervaded the New York Police Department, where payoffs, protection, and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice. The so-called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majority.

Into this maelstrom came a working class, Brooklyn-born, Italian cop with long hair, a beard, and a taste for opera and ballet. Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced — or bought — and he refused to go along with the system. He had sworn an oath to uphold the law, even if the perpetrators happened to be other cops. For this unwavering commitment to justice, Serpico nearly paid with his life.

About the Author

Peter Maas's is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss. His other notable bestsellers include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, Manhunt, and In a Child's Name. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060738181
Afterword:
Serpico, Frank
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Author:
Maas, Peter
Author:
by Peter Maas
Afterword by:
Serpico, Frank
Afterword:
Serpico, Frank
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Police -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Serpico, frank
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 9.04 oz

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History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
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