Undercover Cop

Undercover Cop

How I Brought Down the Real-life Sopranos

Book - 2013 | First edition
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A real-life version of The Sopranos, Undercover Cop immerses readers in the colorful yet harrowing trials of a standout cop who faced the mob on his own terms, crippled organized crime in New Jersey, and forever redefined undercover law enforcement.--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 364.1066 R
Characteristics: viii, 307 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Picciarelli, Patrick
ISBN: 9781250005878
1250005876

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ChristchurchLib Sep 17, 2013

"New Jersey state trooper Mike Russell infiltrated the Genovese family of Mafia gangsters in the early 1980s, working closely with a particular gang member. Russell's association with the Mafia was extremely risky, but although the stress led him to resign from the police, he returned as a civilian contractor and brought in enough evidence to convict a whole "crew" of gangsters. Full of real-life crises, plot twists, and potentially deadly confrontations, Russell's autobiography reads like a fictional thriller, but it's all true!" September 2013 Biography and Memoir http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=678915

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