Alphaville: New York, 1988: Welcome to Heroin City

Author(s): Michael Codella

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Welcome to Alphabet City, Manhattan's most crime-ridden neighbourhood with murder, rape and violence hitting record levels the streets, fuelled by a drug problem that's got the city by the throat. It was into this vision of hell that Mike Codella and his partner Gio stepped in 1988, two plainclothes narcs expected just to pull a few street arrests to keep statistics looking good, and try to get out alive. But Mike had his eyes on something bigger. Davey Blue Eyes: local kingpin, druglord and stone cold murderer. Just one drawback - no one even knew what he looked like. Fascinating, brutal and told with a furious, even poetic energy, Alphaville stands shoulder to shoulder with other modern true crime classics such as Serpico, The French Connection, Wiseguy, or David Simon's Homicide. "Nerve-shreddingly real. Addictive, brilliant and compelling". (R.J. Ellory, bestselling author of "A Simple Act of Violence").

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Michael Codella retired from the Police Department in 2003 as a Detective Sergeant and is now a professional fight trainer and martial arts instructor. Bruce Bennett's writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Sun; he has also performed and recorded music with the A-Bones, Hasil Adkins, Action Swingers, Yo La Tengo, and Andre Williams. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

General Fields

  • : 9780330533638
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : 0.315
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Codella
  • : Paperback
  • : 304