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Deal with the devil : the FBI's secret thirty-year relationship with a Mafia killer

Author: Peter Lance
Publisher: New York : William Morrow ; ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr., a.k.a. the "Grim Reaper," a Mafia capo who "stopped counting" after 50 murders, while secretly betraying a crime family as an informant for the FBI.--From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Gregory Scarpa, Sr.; Lin DeVecchio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lance
ISBN: 9780061455346 0061455342
OCLC Number: 854688393
Description: xx, 652 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The kiss of death --
A true Machiavelli --
Hitting the boss --
The Special goes south --
Sinatra, Capote, and the Animal --
Agent provocateur --
God, the Mob, and the FBI --
Thirty days in forty-two years --
The Octopus --
Guns and rabbis --
The royal marriage --
Going to Hell for this --
Love collision --
Twenty grand a week --
Enter the Secret Service --
Death of a second son --
The case of cases --
I shot him a couple of times --
Murder on the overpass --
A connection by blood --
Rumblings of war --
Death by wire --
Brains, butcher, and bull --
Coup d'etat --
Pearl Harbor --
Go out and kill somebody --
The hit on Nicky Black --
Closing and reopening "34" --
Who's going to win this thing? --
Scarpa's war --
A gain of sand on Jones Beach --
Expecting to go home --
The OPR --
The dying declaration --
Burning a good cop --
Gaspipe's confession --
Insane mad-dog killer --
Organized crime and terrorism --
Junior's second sting --
The cover up virus --
Agent of death --
G-man sticks it to DA --
The son also rises --
Appendix A. The principal figures --
Appendix B. The marriage certificate of Gregory Scarpa and Lili Dajani --
Appendix C. Gregory Scarpa Sr., arrest record --
Appendix D. June 18, 1962, Airtel to J. Edgar Hoover debriefing of Gregory Scarpa Sr. --
Appendix E. The "Girlfriend 302" --
Appendix F. 302 from Scarpa Jr.'s sting of Ramzi Yousef --
Appendix G. Ramzi Yousef's "kite" from the Scarpa Jr.-Yousef sting --
Appendix H. Judge Reichbach's decision and order dismissing the DeVecchio case.
Responsibility: Peter Lance.

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Through exclusive interviews with Greg Scarpa Jr, former Lucchese boss Anthony Gaspipe Casso, among others, as well as more than 1,150 pages of once secret files, this title traces links between the  Read more...

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"An impressive piece of work. . . This is a book that has true potential to change history."--Crimespree Magazine

 
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