Deal with the Devil by Peter Lance
The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

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...aficionados of Mafia history and those concerned with FBI corruption will find this thorough investigation satisfying.
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In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once-secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr., a Mafia capo who “stopped counting” after fifty murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon FBI informant.

Lance traces Scarpa’s shadowy relationship with the FBI all the way back to 1960, when his debriefings went straight to J. Edgar Hoover. In forty-two years of murder and racketeering, Scarpa served only thirty days in jail thanks to his secret relationship with the Feds.
 
This is the untold story that will rewrite Mafia history as we know it —a page-turning work of journalism that reads like a Scorsese film. Deal with the Devil includes more than 130 illustrations, crime scene photos, and never-before-seen FBI documents.

 

About Peter Lance

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As an ABC News correspondent, Peter Lance covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Among his awards are the RFK Journalism Prize and the AP's Sevellon Brown Award. In 2010 he was appointed Research Scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies. He lives in California.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by William Morrow. 675 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Non-fiction
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