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The Brass Wall - The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126-logo

The Brass Wall - The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126

David Kocieniewski

In the tradition of Serpico and Prince of the City, a brilliantly reported true story of power and betrayal in the NYPD set against the worlds of the Mafia and big-city politics In 1993, Vincent Armanti, Undercover Detective #4126 agreed to infiltrate a branch of the Luchese family responsible for the homicide of a beloved fireman. Already a legend for successfully posing as a hit man and arms smuggler, Armanti transformed himself into Vinnie "Blue Eyes" Penisi-a veteran hood with an icy stare. Yet, once under cover, Armanti found that the wise guys he was chasing had access to classified police information. Stakes accelerated when the informant was revealed to be the son of the commander of NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau. Again and again, IAB's detectives compromised Armanti, to protect the powerful man's son, but even the Police Commissioner ignored the situation. But, like the fireman who takes an oath to serve, Armanti stayed on the job, even when it was clear his life was endangered. David Kocieniewski, former New York Times Police Bureau Chief, reveals every moment of Armanti's effort to break through the wall enforced by the cops' top brass. Here, with all its compromises, is the city of New York. Here, in all his humanity, is an unforgettable hero, battling for his honor and survival. Here is a remarkable story that ranks with the greatest police classics.

In the tradition of Serpico and Prince of the City, a brilliantly reported true story of power and betrayal in the NYPD set against the worlds of the Mafia and big-city politics In 1993, Vincent Armanti, Undercover Detective #4126 agreed to infiltrate a branch of the Luchese family responsible for the homicide of a beloved fireman. Already a legend for successfully posing as a hit man and arms smuggler, Armanti transformed himself into Vinnie "Blue Eyes" Penisi-a veteran hood with an icy stare. Yet, once under cover, Armanti found that the wise guys he was chasing had access to classified police information. Stakes accelerated when the informant was revealed to be the son of the commander of NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau. Again and again, IAB's detectives compromised Armanti, to protect the powerful man's son, but even the Police Commissioner ignored the situation. But, like the fireman who takes an oath to serve, Armanti stayed on the job, even when it was clear his life was endangered. David Kocieniewski, former New York Times Police Bureau Chief, reveals every moment of Armanti's effort to break through the wall enforced by the cops' top brass. Here, with all its compromises, is the city of New York. Here, in all his humanity, is an unforgettable hero, battling for his honor and survival. Here is a remarkable story that ranks with the greatest police classics.
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

In the tradition of Serpico and Prince of the City, a brilliantly reported true story of power and betrayal in the NYPD set against the worlds of the Mafia and big-city politics In 1993, Vincent Armanti, Undercover Detective #4126 agreed to infiltrate a branch of the Luchese family responsible for the homicide of a beloved fireman. Already a legend for successfully posing as a hit man and arms smuggler, Armanti transformed himself into Vinnie "Blue Eyes" Penisi-a veteran hood with an icy stare. Yet, once under cover, Armanti found that the wise guys he was chasing had access to classified police information. Stakes accelerated when the informant was revealed to be the son of the commander of NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau. Again and again, IAB's detectives compromised Armanti, to protect the powerful man's son, but even the Police Commissioner ignored the situation. But, like the fireman who takes an oath to serve, Armanti stayed on the job, even when it was clear his life was endangered. David Kocieniewski, former New York Times Police Bureau Chief, reveals every moment of Armanti's effort to break through the wall enforced by the cops' top brass. Here, with all its compromises, is the city of New York. Here, in all his humanity, is an unforgettable hero, battling for his honor and survival. Here is a remarkable story that ranks with the greatest police classics.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Greg Salata

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23