All the Centurions by Robert Leuci
A New York City Cop Remembers His Years on the Street, 1961-1981

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The bestselling book and acclaimed film Prince of the City told only part of Robert Leuci's story. In All the Centurions, he shares the full account of his years as a narcotics detective with the New York Police Department -- a tale of daring adventure, shattered illusions, and finally, astonishing spiritual growth.

Leuci reminisces about cops both celebrated and notorious, like Frank Serpico, Sonny Grosso, and Frank King from the French Connection case. Also here are politicians, Mafia figures, corrupt defense lawyers, and district attorneys, including a young Rudolph Giuliani. Leuci reveals the dark side of the criminal justice system: the bitterness, greed, cruelty, and ambition that eventually overflowed into the streets, precinct houses, and courtrooms of the city.

As vivid and entertaining as the best crime novels, All the Centurions is the story of a man descending into a hell of his own making who ultimately finds his way out through truth and justice.


About Robert Leuci

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A narcotics detective in New York City for more than twenty years, Robert Leuci is the author of several books, including Blaze. He lives in Rhode Island.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 394 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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He went undercover as a high-school student scoring drugs and soon was known on the street as “Babyface.” In the vaunted Special Investigations Unit, the scrupulous cop with all the great collars became the bought cop.

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Ex-cop Leuci presents an unflinching if familiar tale of the ravages of drug-related police corruption in New York City.

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In his grizzled author photo, Leuci still looks a little like a longer-haired Treat Williams, who played the truth-telling NYPD narcotics cop in 1981's ''Prince of the City.'' This memoir is his own accounting of his ascension through the ranks and his extraordinary ordeal as he -- occasional...

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