Seattle Vice

Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Narcotics in the Emerald City

By Rick Anderson
(Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 9781570616617, 242pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

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For more than half a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime family have been a force in the bars and backrooms of Seattle power and politics, an American crime boss reign to match those of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of New York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the story of the Pacific Northwest's most successful strip club owner, Frank Colacurcio, whose excessive appreciation for girls has made him both a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first major felony in his 20s, and now, at the age of 92, faces his sixth. This book is a historic snapshot of Seattle as a place of corruption and vice. And in that snapshot, Frank Colacurcio is the guy in the middle, smiling into the camera.

About the Author
Rick Anderson is a former San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter and an ex-news columnist for the The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Seattle Times - where he won the Heywood Broun award for columns about the underdog. His newest book is Floating Feet: Irregular dispatches from the Emerald City. He's the winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Investigative Reporting, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies national award for news reporting, is included in The Best American Crime Reporting anthology and in Seven Sins, a Village Voice anthology. He authored Seattle Vice: Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Crooked Cops in the Emerald City (turned into a musical by ACT theater in 2014), and Home Front: The Government's War on Soldiers. His work has appeared in Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Sports Illustrated, and Salon. He writes for Seattle Weekly.
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