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Takedown - The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire

Rick Cowan

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 toWise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years. Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-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 upon 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 the season. From the Compact Disc edition.

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 toWise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years. Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-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 upon 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 the season. From the Compact Disc edition.
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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 toWise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years. Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-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 upon 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 the season. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Douglas Century, Christopher Meloni

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51