"A morality tale, at once tense, dangerous and in the end tragic. The Knapp Commission's "Investigation into Alleged Police Corruption" is in session. A troubled detective, Robert Leuci, agrees to work for the Commission, to go undercover to gather evidence, but with stipulations. The whole system is corrupt from top to bottom, he avers, lawyers, prosecutors, bondsmen, judges, Mafia bigwigs. He will go after all of them with pleasure, but he won't work against cops, and he won't go near his former partners. His offer is accepted, and the long, intricate, multipronged investigation begins. It goes on for more than a year, becoming increasingly perilous for Leuci. But his own past is too dark, the investigation goes into areas he can't control and in the end he is forced by his masters to betray partners he has kicked down doors with, men he loves, probably, more than his own wife. His anguished cry becomes: "You're asking me to put to death my best friends."
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About the Author
Robert Daley is the author of 28 previous books. Seventeen are novels and 11 are nonfiction about a variety of subjects most of which were part of his in-depth education as he moved about the world. He also wrote about a hundred magazine articles for Esquire, Playboy, Vogue, New York, The New York Times Magazine, Life, True, Saturday Evening Post, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, and many others His books have been translated into fourteen or more languages from Scandinavia through Western and Eastern Europe as far as Japan. Six of his books have been filmed. He was born and did all of his schooling in New York City. He and his French born wife have three grown daughters and have home in suburban New York and Nice, France. See his website: robertdaleyauthor.com
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