Serpico by Peter Maas audiobook

Serpico

By Peter Maas
Afterword by Frank Serpico
Read by Kaleo Griffith  and Chris Andrew Ciulla

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060738181
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The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City. A culture of corruption pervaded the New York Police Department, where payoffs, protection, and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice. The so-called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majority. Into this maelstrom came a working class, Brooklyn-born, Italian cop with long hair, a beard, and a taste for opera and ballet. Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced -- or bought -- and he refused to go along with the system. He had sworn an oath to uphold the law, even if the perpetrators happened to be other cops. For this unwavering commitment to justice, Serpico nearly paid with his life.

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Summary

Summary

The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City. A culture of corruption pervaded the New York Police Department, where payoffs, protection, and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice. The so-called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majority.

Into this maelstrom came a working class, Brooklyn-born, Italian cop with long hair, a beard, and a taste for opera and ballet. Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced -- or bought -- and he refused to go along with the system. He had sworn an oath to uphold the law, even if the perpetrators happened to be other cops. For this unwavering commitment to justice, Serpico nearly paid with his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An absorbing story of what one angry, honest man can do…told by a master of factual reporting.” Detroit News
“Maas’s reportage is detailed and of high narrative quality…[Full of] tension and drama.” Rolling Stone
"[A] raw and moving portrait.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Excellent.” Newsweek

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Maas

Author Bio: Peter Maas

Peter Maas (1929–2001) was a journalist and the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss and the New York Times bestseller Manhunt. His other notable books include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, and In a Child’s Name. Serpico was the basis for a major motion picture, and In a Child’s Name won the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book.

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Author Bio: Frank Serpico

Author Bio: Frank Serpico

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English