By | June 2, 2017
Serpico Author Peter Maas
ISBN-10 0060738189
ISBN-13 9780060738181
Year 2005-01-04
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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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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