The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy

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Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2003 - History - 309 pages
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A gripping account of an extraordinary international narcotics case as it unfolds on the streets of New York City, The French Connection is an absorbing and sometimes frightening documentary of the world's most successful narcotics investigation. A best-seller and the basis of the classic film of the same title, The French Connection remains one of the finest and most fascinating chronicles of police work ever written. When New York City detectives Eddie "Popeye" Egan and his partner Sonny Grosso routinely tail the nephew of a fugitive mob boss, after observing some wild spending at the Copacabana, they quickly realize they're on to something big - an impending delivery of narcotics. The mobster's incongruous connections are with several distinguished Frenchmen, including the director of the world's largest heroin network and a star of French television. For many suspense-filled months, through opulent Manhattan nightclubs, dark tenements in Brooklyn and the Bronx, tree-lined streets of the genteel Upper East Side, and in Paris, Marseilles, and Palermo, the duel is on - the prize 112 pounds of pure heroin. Over three hundred investigators from local, state, federal, and international agencies are ultimately involved in the hours of weary surveillance, the skilled intuition, the luck - both good and bad - and the danger.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
34
Section 4
57
Section 5
63
Section 6
74
Section 7
132
Section 8
144
Section 12
190
Section 13
208
Section 14
243
Section 15
246
Section 16
256
Section 17
266
Section 18
278
Section 19
294

Section 9
161
Section 10
180
Section 11
181
Section 20
300
Section 21
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A B-17 nose gunner in WW2, at the age of nineteen, Robin Moore survived Europe to resume his education and graduated from Harvard in 1949. In the early fifties he worked as a television writer and producer, then as an executive for the Sheraton Hotel chain, under the less than patient eye of his father, who was the chairman of the board. First published in 1956, with Pitchman, he has since written more than two dozen major books -- and lost count of the minors -- including his bestselling account of training and fighting with special forces in Vietnam, The Green Berets. His latest title, The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger, also about U.S. special forces, was published by Random House in March 2003. He lives in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.

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