Prince of the City

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Berkley Books, 1981 - New York (N.Y.) - 344 pages
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In the early 1970s, the federal government undertook the investigation of the 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 undercover 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

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

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

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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New York Times bestselling author Robert Daley is a native New Yorker who has written more than twenty books. His numerous experiences have found there way into his writing. He served in the Air Force, worked as publicity director for the New York Giants football team, spent six years as a European sports correspondent for The New York Times, and became the NYPD deputy police commissioner in charge of public affairs from 1971-1972. Since then, he has become a full-time writer. He and his French-born wife keep homes in Connecticut and Nice.

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