Serpico

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Harper Collins, Jan 4, 2005 - True Crime - 416 pages
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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.

 

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This is one of the most intriguing stories I have read. If you have seen the movie starring Al Pacino you know it's an incredible adventure. The book far exceeds the movie in every way shape or form. You are sucked into Franks struggle and experience every emotion he does from start to finish. A must read. 

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Despite my best intentions and my love of the Al Pacino film, I could not get behind the real Serpico. He's a whiny drama queen and a poor sport. I spent the entire book rooting for the barely crooked ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
26
Section 3
52
Section 4
73
Section 5
110
Section 6
132
Section 7
152
Section 8
173
Section 11
245
Section 12
263
Section 13
285
Section 14
308
Section 15
331
Section 16
348
Section 17
377
Section 18
397

Section 9
215
Section 10
229

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About the author (2005)

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.

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