The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival

The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival

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by Stanley N. Alpert
     
 

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In 1998, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was blindfolded and kidnapped by armed thugs who hoped to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card. In a Brooklyn apartment they held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of "gangsta" philosophy, sought his legal advice, and offered him sexual favors as a "birthday present. " As Alpert

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Overview

In 1998, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was blindfolded and kidnapped by armed thugs who hoped to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card. In a Brooklyn apartment they held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of "gangsta" philosophy, sought his legal advice, and offered him sexual favors as a "birthday present. " As Alpert talked with them, played on their attitudes and fears, and memorized every detail, a police and FBI investigation began that would take many strange twists and turns. The Birthday Party reads like a thriller—but every word is true.

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"Riveting." -Entertainment Weekly  "Too wild to be fiction. The movie should be directed by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen working in tandem."  -Joseph Wambaugh  "Alternately funny, appalling, fascinating and scary." -Los Angeles Times  "Hypnotizing, bizarre, scary, even weirdly funny at times."  -Jeffrey Toobin  "I read it in one big gulp." -John Sandford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441714350
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley N. Alpert served for thirteen years with the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he was chief of environmental litigation. There, Alpert investigated, prosecuted, or supervised many complex civil and criminal cases, some resulting in multimillion-dollar awards.

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