The author uses her inside access to the mob, law enforcement, and a jailed mafioso, to tell a true story of crime and betrayal that gained national notoriety as a result of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio's sensational murder trial.
The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa Sr., a man so addicted to killing that he was nicknamed “The Grim Reaper.” His son, Gregory Jr., was slowly drawn into his father’s dark world. What only father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa Sr. was an informant for the FBI. Then, faced with arrest two decades later, Greg dropped the time on his own son.
Gregory Jr. was imprisoned alongside terrorist Ramzi Yousef. He offered to trade information on Yousef with the government in exchange for leniency, providing detailed intelligence on what would eventually result in the September 11attacks. His warnings were ignored, and he was sentenced to forty years to life in prison, where he remains. A story that gained national notoriety, this is an “enthralling look at ties between the Mafia and the FBI” (Booklist).
The best-selling author uses her inside access to the Mob, law enforcement, and jailed Mafioso Gregory Scarpa, Jr,. to tell an epic true story of crime and betrayal, a story that gained national notoriety as a result of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio's sensational murder trial, at which Sandra Harmon testified. Reprint.