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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (115 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy Lawson, William Oldham Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781400173525
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The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the shocking crimes of NYPD detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops convicted in April 2006 of the ultimate form of police corruption-shielding their acts behind their badges while they worked for the mob. Their crimes included participation in the murders of at least eight men, kidnapping, torture, and the betrayal of an entire generation of New York City detectives and federal agents. "one of the most spectacular police corruption scandals in the city's history," proclaimed the New York Times in its front-page coverage of the verdict. This gripping, true-life detective story is remarkable for its psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury. Written by prize-winning journalist Guy Lawson and William Oldham, the brilliant detective who quietly investigated the rogue cops for seven years, The Brotherhoods provides unparalleled access to the secretive workings of both the NYPD and organized crime-their hierarchies, rituals, and codes of conduct. Sprawling from Brooklyn to Las Vegas, this incredible story features wiseguys, informants, hit men on the lam, snitches, cops on the take, a crooked accountant, flamboyant defense attorneys, and many other colorful characters. Destined to rank with such modern crime classics as Serpico, Donnie Brasco, and Wiseguy, this quintessential American mob tale goes to the heart of two brotherhoods-the police and the mafia-and the two cops who belonged to both. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Smith | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting in its immense scale of corruption..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/18/2013

    " This book was incredibly interesting. I had to keep reminding myself that it was non-fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/5/2013

    " The basics of the story were very interesting, but boy did this one need an editor. I'd say 100 pages of this one could have been cut out easily without losing much. Worth a read if you're into the subject matter, but you might end up doing some skimming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tisa | 11/2/2013

    " I absolutely live this book! I love mob stories anyway, and this story was mind blowing from beginning to end. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 10/27/2013

    " This is a true story about two high ranking NY detectives that were doing contract kills for the mafia. Very well written and informative. This is the best inside look at the mafia and its inner workings I have ever read. It would make a great movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/6/2013

    " Very interesting book and well-written. The stories are almost unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 abby | 10/30/2012

    " This book is exactly what you would expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/19/2012

    " This book was well-written and informative. I thought it drug a bit toward the end, but definitely worth a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevie | 7/18/2012

    " Brilliant read. Quite unbelievable that two high-ranking NYPD detectives could actually carry out high-level hits for the NYC Mafia. Fast paced and well written. Enthralling. Although found the details of the court case pretty boring but then again i usually do with mob books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.e.lolo | 5/27/2012

    " Good book about how far the mafia reached and how even cops make mistakes to get caught. A little to much information could have made the book a little shorter. Strange the DA & FBI , are still fighting for credit just a few mos ago in 2011. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 5/6/2012

    " Interesting, but long and complicated true tale of two cops who were on the payroll of the mafia, even to the point of committing murder. Story was co-written by one of the cops (William Oldham) who investigated the case. Recommended to fans of true crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 11/26/2011

    " A fantastic book about the mob and the cops in NYC> "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 9/20/2011

    " Were it not for the obsession of the detectiive on the case, these two lowlifes would have gotten away with their crimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/28/2011

    " The basics of the story were very interesting, but boy did this one need an editor. I'd say 100 pages of this one could have been cut out easily without losing much. Worth a read if you're into the subject matter, but you might end up doing some skimming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/17/2011

    " Interesting in its immense scale of corruption..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tisa | 1/14/2011

    " I absolutely live this book! I love mob stories anyway, and this story was mind blowing from beginning to end. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 11/30/2009

    " This book was incredibly interesting. I had to keep reminding myself that it was non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 11/13/2008

    " Were it not for the obsession of the detectiive on the case, these two lowlifes would have gotten away with their crimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 10/15/2008

    " Interesting story about two NYPD detectives who worked for the Mafia on the lam.

    Just saw the news yesterday (Oct. 18, 2008) that the Courts of Appeals reconfirmed their convictions and life imprisonment sentences that were originally given out, but overturned earlier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 9/12/2008

    " This is a true story about two high ranking NY detectives that were doing contract kills for the mafia. Very well written and informative. This is the best inside look at the mafia and its inner workings I have ever read. It would make a great movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 9/4/2007

    " A fantastic book about the mob and the cops in NYC> "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 abby | 8/31/2007

    " This book is exactly what you would expect. "

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About the Author

Guy Lawson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Harper’s, and many other publications.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.