Prince of the city: the true story of a cop who knew too much

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Houghton Mifflin, Dec 1, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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In the early 1970's, the Federal Government undertook to investigate corruption penetrating the entire criminal justice system in New York City, particularly the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Narcotics division of the NYPD. Young and enthusiastic, Detective Robert Leuci was chosen by Federal prosecutors Rudolf Giuliani, Maurice Nadjari and Tom Puccio to probe this world of corruption as an undertcover agent.Operating in deep cover, with only the prosecutors and the Police Commissioner aware of his dual role, Leuci walked a tightrope that made his life a nightmare. He was in mortal danger from both sides.In a world where conflicting pressures are excruciating, who should bear the burden of being right when so much of the system is wrong?

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Review: Prince of the City: The True Story of a Cop Who Knew Too Much

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This account of a police officer breaking a code of silence is intense. Robert Daley does a great job telling the story of Robert Leuci, a police officer torn between his duty as a cop and also his ... Read full review

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An engrossing personal history as well as a history of the NYPD during one of its most important transitions, with interesting perspectives on institutional change. Read full review

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Robert Daley is the bestselling author of over 20 novels, including A Faint Cold Fear, Hands of a Stranger, Prince of the City, and Tainted Evidence, which is being made into a motion picture. A former Police Commissioner of New York City and reporter for The New York Times, Daley has a unique and compelling inside view of police and the criminal justice system.