Friends of the Family

Friends of the Family

by Tommy Dades, Mike Vecchione, David Fisher
     
 

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“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.”

New York Times

 

Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the two police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit men. As told by Tommy Dades

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“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.”

New York Times

 

Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the two police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit men. As told by Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchione—the cop and District Attorney investigator who solved New York’s coldest case—along with co-writer David Fisher, Friends of the Family is shocking true crime in the tradition of Nicolas Pileggi’s Wiseguys and Underboss by Peter Mass—a chilling, in-depth examination of what the New York Daily News calls “the worst betrayal of the badge in the NYPD’s history.”

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Publishers Weekly
The 2005 case of "mafia cops" Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa rocked New York and the brotherhood that protects it. Two crooked NYPD officers who, throughout their careers, worked as hitmen for the Lucchese crime family, the duo came to justice only after 20 years of effort from law enforcement officers determined to put together all the pieces. Dades, a detective on the case, and Vecchione, a prosecutor, tell the story of the professionals who actually broke the case in a thorough step-by-step procedural. Author Fisher keeps the narrative moving with a good balance of police work, politics and mafia drama, channeling with authority (and the coaching of Dades and Vecchione) the voices of the street as well as the police force. Those expecting a Sopranos-style mob narrative will find this heavy on the police work, but true crime fans should be happy to get past the hype and into the nitty-gritty of this infamous case.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061876325
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
162,546
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Tommy Dades is now retired from the NYPD and teaches boxing to children.


Michael Vecchione is in charge of the Rackets Division of the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.


David Fisher is the author or coauthor of more than seventy books, nineteen of which have been New York Times bestsellers, including most recently Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies: The Real West.

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