Friends of the Family: The Inside Story of the Mafia Cops Case

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Harper Collins, May 12, 2009 - True Crime - 400 pages
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“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.”


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Tommy Dades is now retired from the NYPD and teaches boxing to children.

Michael Vecchione is in charge of the Rackets Division of the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

David Fisher is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. He has worked with George Burns, Johnnie Cochran, and Terry Bradshaw, among others. He lives in New York City.

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