Honor for Sale: The Darkest Chapter in the History of New York's Finest

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Sharon & Sons, Limited Book Publishers, 1999 - Social Science - 278 pages
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Thirty years ago, a New York narcotics detective signed out an old suitcase containing 24 pounds of pure heroin, drugs confiscated in the legendary "French Connection" case, from the department's Property Clerks office, setting off one of the most spectacular and audacious crimes ever committed. The grand tally of the theft was over 500 pounds of narcotics smuggled out of police evidence chambers. The case baffled top local and federal investigator, who remained certain that the thieves involved were cops. Honor for Sale is the story of the largest narcotics theft in history and the rise and fall of the elite Special Investigating Unit, the "princes of the city, " written by a former member of the unit who stood trial three times. It is a gripping look at the greed and corruption behind the "Blue Wall of Silence" from someone who saw it all.

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This is a cops-and-robbers story, but the cops are robbers and not necessarily brought to justice. We follow several star detectives from New York's choice special narcotics investigating unit (SIU ... Read full review

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Kelly-Retired NYPD narcotics detective

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