The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 28, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages

From inside the heart of the NYPD - The shattering police corruption scandal and the trial that stunned a city.

Detective Stephen Caracappa achieved the distinguished rank of first grade detectve while under the hire of the Luchese crime family.

Detective Louis Eppolito worked the heart of Brooklyn's mobland; he himself was the son of a Gambino crime family soldier.

Detective William Oldham, the lead investigator on major organized-crime cases, quietly and relentlessly tracked Caracappa and Eppolito for more than seven years.

The Brotherhoods is the riveting account of the notorious rogue cops charged with murdering for the mob, and the brilliant detective who stalked them. With unparalleled access to both the NYPD and organized crime, a gallery of unforgettable characters, and sweeping from Manhattan to Las Vegas to Hollywood, this is the ultimate wiseguy story, packed with psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury.

Now with updates on the trial's shocking outcome and the ongoing legal battle.
 

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Good book but really hard to listen to because it's convoluted and complex. I recommend the book version but not the audio version, at least, if you don't have time to re-listen to chunks of the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldmaininn - Overstock.com

I enjoyed this cover to cover. Detective William Oldham made me feel as though I was part of the investigation into the corrupt underbelly of the NYPD. Also enjoyed little wise remarks aimed at the 2 corrupt detectives. Very entertaining and easy reading had hard time putting it down. Read full review

Contents

THE HOOK
9
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
35
CHAPTER THREE
61
THE CRYSTAL BALL
106
MOBLAND
138
GODFATHERS OF THE NYPD
160
CHAPTER SEVEN
207
CHAPTER EIGHT
257
OFF THE BOOKS
390
THE CADRE
435
FLIPPING BURT
473
MOB VEGAS
513
THE CIRCUS COMES TO BROOKLYN
568
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
606
CORROBORATION
650
THE RULE OF LAW
708

DOWNTOWN BURT
313
EAGLE ON THE LAM
366
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
747
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About the author (2007)

Guy Lawson is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist whose articles on war, crime, culture, and law have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Harper's Magazine, and many other publications.

William Oldham is a decorated twenty-year veteran of the NYPD and a retired investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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