The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy (Paperback)
A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy
Lyons Press, 9781592280445, 309pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
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From the author of The Green Berets, another engrossing book-this time a "documentary" of some true-life detective work that reads like superior suspense fiction. Detectives First Grade Edward Egan and Salvatore Grosso of New York City caught a late show at a nightclub (Egan's girl friend was hat-check girl there) and while at their table happened to spot some known hoods paying court to the host of a large party. The host was one Patsy Fuca, obviously a somebody. More out of instinct than anything else, the two detectives followed Fuca when he left. Thus began one of the most amazing narcotic investigations in police annals, an investigation which involved grueling months of shadowing underworld characters, piecing together clues, and finally closing in for the payoff: the seizure of the largest cache of heroin ever picked up in New York. Crime syndicate heads in Canada and France were found involved in the international affair. Moore's characterizations of the two detectives are excellent, and his minute-by-minute descriptions of their amazing work lift right off the page.
--Publishers Weekly, February 17, 1969
"One of the most interesting true crime books ever written, comparable only to The Boston Strangler. We learn everything from the most intimate details of the detectives' personal lives to the methods employed in wiretapping, stakeout, and the use of informers "Robin Moore's book is a superb piece of journalism."
--Los Angeles Times