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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2002 RCR Enterprises Inc. and Century Literary Enterprises Inc. (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Fred on 06-24-03

Takedown

Superior, riveting! This accounting was so fascinating I thought a second listen was in order just to engage the details. The narrator, Christopher Meloni, was excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 09-22-03

Magnifico !

A really exciting audiobook that will keep your interest peaked. Fascinating story and plot,and probably the best narration of any audiobook that I, personally, have listened to. Five star all the way!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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