The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia
Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416523383, 752pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
From inside the heart of the NYPD - The shattering police corruption scandal and the trial that stunned a city.
Detective Stephen Caracappa achieved the distinguished rank of first grade detectve while under the hire of the Luchese crime family.
Detective Louis Eppolito worked the heart of Brooklyn's mobland; he himself was the son of a Gambino crime family soldier.
Detective William Oldham, the lead investigator on major organized-crime cases, quietly and relentlessly tracked Caracappa and Eppolito for more than seven years.
The Brotherhoods is the riveting account of the notorious rogue cops charged with murdering for the mob, and the brilliant detective who stalked them. With unparalleled access to both the NYPD and organized crime, a gallery of unforgettable characters, and sweeping from Manhattan to Las Vegas to Hollywood, this is the ultimate wiseguy story, packed with psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury.
Now with updates on the trial's shocking outcome and the ongoing legal battle.
"The Brotherhoods is a great story brilliantly told. And no better storyteller than William Oldham, the misfit detective who not only exposes the arrangement between a Mafia boss and the pair of New York City detectives who killed for him, but the bitter, egotistical battle for credit that breaks out between the handful of lawmen who expose it."
- Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy
"Absorbing...An important and well-told story."
- Los Angeles Times
Vivid and compelling.... Colorful mafia characters are a big draw, and Eppolito's strange, conflicted journey as the son of both a gangster and a cop is particularly intriguing.... Oldham's personal insight, and his keen ability to express it, makes Lawson's skillful account truly riveting."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)