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Alphaville [electronic resource] : 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York City's Lower East Side. Michael Codella.

Codella, Michael. (Author). Szarabajka, Keith. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481588379 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2010.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Keith Szarabajka.
Summary, etc.: A raw, gritty memoir—part true-life cop thriller, part unputdownable history of a storied time and place—that will grip you by the throat until the explosive end.In 1988, Alphabet City burned with heroin, radicalism, and antipolice sentiment. Working as a plainclothes narcotics cop in the most high-voltage neighborhood in Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Codella earned the nickname "Rambo" from the local dealers, as well as a $50,000 bounty on his head. The son of a cop who grew up in a mob neighborhood in Brooklyn, Codella understood the unwritten laws of the shadowy businesses that ruled the streets. He knew that the further east you got from the relative safety of Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park, and NYU, the deeper you entered the sea of human misery, greed, addiction, violence, and all the things that come with an illegal retail drug trade run wild. With his partner, Gio, Codella made it his personal mission to put away Davey Blue Eyes—a...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 268396 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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