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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Cowan Narrator: Christopher Meloni Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Seldom has the netherworld of the Mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Like the classics of the genre - from The Godfather to The French Connection to Wise Guy - Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held New York City in its grip for nearly 50 years.

Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent firebombing - only one in a string of interviews he considered routine. But what he found there was far from routine, for it would take him on a five-year odyssey and nearly cost him his life. In fact, he had stumbled on the lead of a lifetime - the suspicion that he might unearth the hard evidence police and federal agencies alike had been chasing for decades: the proof of collusion among the mob families to extort billions from the nation's most influential corporations that call New York their home.

Featuring eccentric, larger-than-life New York characters and an undercover cop on the brink of being discovered - and murdered - at every step, Takedown is a riveting real-life procedural and one of the most important investigative books of its time. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 11/3/2012

    " the book version, excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harold | 1/14/2012

    " Very good account of a cop infiltrating the NYC mob. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gordon | 1/8/2012

    " Fantastic read! Like the Sopranos, but much more exciting and suspenseful, as it's a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rob Younger | 9/12/2011

    " This is a fantastic, true story about the man who took down the Mafia from the inside. Highly recommended for true crime or Mafia buffs. "

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