In the early 1970s, the federal government undertook the investigation of the corruption penetrating the entire criminal justice system in New York City, particularly the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Narcotics division of the NYPD. Young and enthusiastic, Detective Robert Leuci was chosen by federal prosecutors Rudolf Giuliani, Maurice Nadjari, and Tom Puccio to probe this world of corruption as an undercover agent.
Operating in deep cover, with only the prosecutors and the police commissioner aware of his dual role, Leuci walked a tightrope that made his life a nightmare. He was in mortal danger from both sides.
In a world where conflicting pressures are excruciating, who should bear the burden of being right when so much of the system is wrong?
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"In any country, what we know about the police tells us a lot about what we need to know anout the place. Robert Leuci spent some of the most explosive years of the city's history as a New York patrolman and detective...."
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ROBERT DALEY served as a New York Deputy Police Commissioner in 1971-72. He is the author of fifteen books, among them Target Blue and To Kill a Cop.
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