A Cop's Tale: NYPD: The Violent Years: A Detectives Firsthand Account of Murder and Mayhem

A Cop's Tale: NYPD: The Violent Years: A Detectives Firsthand Account of Murder and Mayhem

by Jim O'Neil, Mel Fazzino
     
 

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A Cop's Tale transports readers back in time to some of New York City's most violent and corrupt years, the 1960s through the early 1980s. The guide for this descent into the Big Apple's most hellish days is Jim O'Neil, a highly-decorated detective. His career spanned the NYPD's transformation from a corrupt, inefficient force floundering in a city full of murder

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A Cop's Tale transports readers back in time to some of New York City's most violent and corrupt years, the 1960s through the early 1980s. The guide for this descent into the Big Apple's most hellish days is Jim O'Neil, a highly-decorated detective. His career spanned the NYPD's transformation from a corrupt, inefficient force floundering in a city full of murder and mayhem to one of the cleanest, most efficient police departments in existence. O'Neil - whether describing the thrill of putting Harlem drug lord Leroy "Nicky" Barnes out of business, his key role helping the DEA end Frank Lucas's grip on the Harlem drug trade, breaking the Black Liberation Army case, or being first detective on the scene of the "Dog Day Afternoon" bank robbery - delivers a rare look into the bare-bones brand of law enforcement that has passed into history.

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Louis Anemone
Crime fighting like it has never been told before with no punches pulled. The hardest hitting expose of cops versus bad guys that has ever been written.
Tim Herlihy
Tim Herlihy - Former Head Writer, Saturday Night Live and Writer of The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, and Big Daddy. A fast-paced and sometimes funny ride into the war zone that was New York City in the Sixties and Seventies. I sat down to read a few pages and read the entire book. A master storyteller brings a lost New York to life. You will not be able to put it down.
Edward J.Schneider
Edward J.Schneider - Detective Sgt. NYPD (Retired). Move over Ed McBain (87th Precinct series) and W.E.B.Griffin (Badge of Honor series). Here comes a gripping true account of crime fighting in New York City during the challenging 1960s and 70s, told by the man who lived it. No second hand stories, no fabrications, just the raw truth. A thriller from start to finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569803721
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

O'Neil, Jim |s Jim O'Neil has served as a New York City Police Department patrolman, head of the Homicide Task Force, and was a boss in the Senior Citizens Robbery Squad before retiring in 1984.

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