All the Centurions: A New York City Cop Remembers His Years on the Street, 1961-1981

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Harper Collins, Jun 28, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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The bestselling book and acclaimed film Prince of the City told only part of Robert Leuci's story. In All the Centurions, he shares the full account of his years as a narcotics detective with the New York Police Department -- a tale of daring adventure, shattered illusions, and finally, astonishing spiritual growth.

Leuci reminisces about cops both celebrated and notorious, like Frank Serpico, Sonny Grosso, and Frank King from the French Connection case. Also here are politicians, Mafia figures, corrupt defense lawyers, and district attorneys, including a young Rudolph Giuliani. Leuci reveals the dark side of the criminal justice system: the bitterness, greed, cruelty, and ambition that eventually overflowed into the streets, precinct houses, and courtrooms of the city.

As vivid and entertaining as the best crime novels, All the Centurions is the story of a man descending into a hell of his own making who ultimately finds his way out through truth and justice.

 

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It has often been said that the police are a type of fraternity bound together by a sense of loyalty and commitment. Leuci felt the ugly side of that brotherhood when he testified in a landmark ... Read full review

Contents

The Biggest Baddest Gang in Town
1
Commandos
45
Combat
58
Dope Street
108
A Partner
147
The Dark Side of the Moon
183
The Awakening
230
Mounting Casualties
301
Prince of the City
344
At the End of the Day
367
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About the author (2005)

A narcotics detective in New York City for more than twenty years, Robert Leuci is the author of several books, including Blaze. He lives in Rhode Island.

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