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Serpico by Peter Maas

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Published by HarperTorch .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7286591M
ISBN 100061012149
ISBN 109780061012143

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  Peter Maas's is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss. His other notable bestsellers include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, Manhunt, and In a Child's Name. He lives in New York : HarperCollins Publishers. Serpico is an interesting and well written book about the struggles Frank Serpico faced while trying to be an honest cop among the corrupt practices which were ongoing at the time in New York City. His struggles ultimately led to the Knapp Commission and reforms at the NYPD, and set the stage for ethical reforms in policing across America/5(87).   Frank Serpico was a NY cop who not only refused to participate in corruption, but took measures to expose it and root it out, risking his life in the process. This book 3/5(3). Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the System Paperback – January 1, by Peter Maas (Author)/5(5).

Ready to Launch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Developing Software On-time and In-Budget. by Vincent Serpico | out of 5 stars 4. About the Book. The biography of NYPD Officer Frank Serpico. The s 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 : Frank Serpico is a young, inexperienced cop who starts out on patrol. Later, he starts to work as an undercover cop who busts all sorts of criminals, but mostly drug dealers and pushers. Since Serpico is a young man living in the s and early s, he lives as one.   Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials. 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.

Editions for Serpico: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hard.   Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire. An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him/10(K). Serpico is an account of a man -- a good and romantic man -- who outlived everything from a bullet in the head to the ""psycho cop"" slander (Leary) and is still around for Maas to tell about it.   It stuck close to the Peter Maas book, and “Frank Serpico” reveals just how much of Serpico’s story became, through the movie, iconic. As it turns out, the legend and the truth match up.