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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:   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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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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