“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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Detectives Louie Eppolito and Steve Caracappa were the most corrupt and dangerous cops in American history. When they retired in the early 1990s, they left behind a pile of bodies—and for more than a decade, it looked like they were going to get away with it.
As highly decorated NYPD detectives with access to the department's most sensitive information, they sold their badges to the Mafia—and became murderers for the mob. Eventually they retired to Las Vegas, believing they had put their lives of murder and mayhem safely behind them. And they would have lived happily ever after, if not for one dedicated cop at the end of his career and an assistant district attorney. Detective Tommy Dades and Brooklyn Assistant DA Mike Vecchione turned this seemingly unsolvable cold-blooded case into one of the great law-and-order stories in the annals of New York City. And for the first time, in this book, Dades and Vecchione tell the whole inside story of the investigation.
For Detective Tommy Dades, the case began with a phone call from a distraught mother who just happened to mention an almost forgotten meeting that had taken place years earlier. Dades and Mike Vecchione had performed cold-case miracles before, but this one seemed impossible. Together, quietly and tenaciously, they began to uncover the hideous truth. A highly secret joint state and federal task force began building a body-by-body case against an incredible array of characters, from one of the most viciously insane Mafia bosses in history—who wanted to kill people he dreamed were plotting against him—to the one-eyed Jew who knew all the secrets. As the cold case got front-page-headline hot, Dades and Vecchione encountered an unexpected obstacle: the federal prosecutor plotted to take the case—and those headlines—away from Brooklyn.
For the first time, the two men who brought this incredible story to life reveal the epic confrontations that occurred behind the scenes and led to a stunning courtroom announcement—and came perilously close to destroying the case against the Mafia cops.
Friends of the Family is the complete, inside story of the historic case that rocked the world of law enforcement.About 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 dozens of books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. He has worked with George Burns, Johnnie Cochran, and Terry Bradshaw, among others. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description William Morrow / an Imprint of HarperCollins, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New, as noted in description. See scans. New York: William Morrow / an Imprint of HarperCollins, 2009. Stated First Edition, first printing of 'Friends of the Family' the true-crime collaborative account by Tommy Dades, Michael Vecchione, and David Fisher of the 'Mafia Cops Case'. Signed and inscribed within by Detective Jimmy Sanseverino, a (good-guy) participant in the case, who is included and acknowledged within. Short note from him laid-in, as well. Octavo, illustrated jacket, blue-gray and black boards with silver spine imprinting and the William Morrow 'WM' blindstamped monogram on the front cover, 264 pp. lack and white photographic section. New; flawless but for a black smudge on the bottom page edges, which looks a bit like a remainder, but is not. A highly collectible true-crime piece. See all scans. Ships in a new, sturdy, protective box, of course; not a bag. L49. Bookseller Inventory # 61520
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