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The Resource Undercover cop : how I brought down the real-life Sopranos, Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli

Undercover cop : how I brought down the real-life Sopranos, Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli

Label
Undercover cop : how I brought down the real-life Sopranos
Title
Undercover cop
Title remainder
how I brought down the real-life Sopranos
Statement of responsibility
Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One moment, New Jersey state trooper Mike Russell was working undercover, playing the role of an up-and-coming mobster hoping to infiltrate a Mafia family crew. The next, he was lying facedown in an alley after being ambushed and shot in the back of the head by a mobster over a dispute. Russell miraculously healed, and rather than press charges, he maintained his cover. Soon he had a stroke of good luck when he saved a man from an attack by two street thugs. The man he saved turned out to be Andy Gerardo, one of the ranking captains of the Genovese crime family. Quickly earning the trust of his new friend, Russell would orchestrate one of the biggest Mafia takedowns of all time. Urged by his police handlers, Russell used his cover story---an ex-cop fired for excessive force who now made his living from an oil-delivery business---and street skills to assimilate into the Genovese crime family in New Jersey, ultimately leading to more than fifty arrests of mobsters, corrupt prison officials, and even a state senator. Straddling the thin line between collecting evidence and participating in the very crimes he was leaking to the cops, Russell consistently placed himself at risk--especially when his police handlers disregarded his wishes and his well-being, conducting premature raids on the gangsters. With his marriage suffering and his family in danger, Russell took extraordinary steps to ensure his financial security and safety, demanding better terms from the police and allowing a film crew to document the final moments of the epic bust for a documentary that was later sold to HBO. A real-life version of The Sopranos, Undercover Cop immerses readers in the colorful yet harrowing trials of a standout cop who faced the mob on his own terms, crippled organized crime in New Jersey, and forever redefined undercover law enforcement.--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Michael
Dewey number
  • 364.106/609749
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7911.R86
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Picciarelli, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Michael
  • Police
  • Undercover operations
  • Mafia
Label
Undercover cop : how I brought down the real-life Sopranos, Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 307 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250005878
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013009367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417316
  • (OCoLC)811597804
Label
Undercover cop : how I brought down the real-life Sopranos, Mike Russell with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 307 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250005878
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013009367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417316
  • (OCoLC)811597804

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