Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

Deal with the Devil The FBI s Secret Thirty Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer In Deal with the Devil five time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr a Mafia capo who

  • Title: Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer
  • Author: Peter Lance
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  • Page: 385
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  • In Deal with the Devil, five time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr a Mafia capo who stopped counting after fifty murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon FBI informant.Lance traces Scarpa s shadowy relationship with theIn Deal with the Devil, five time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr a Mafia capo who stopped counting after fifty murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon FBI informant.Lance traces Scarpa s shadowy relationship with the FBI all the way back to 1960, when his debriefings went straight to J Edgar Hoover In forty two years of murder and racketeering, Scarpa served only thirty days in jail thanks to his secret relationship with the Feds This is the untold story that will rewrite Mafia history as we know it a page turning work of journalism that reads like a Scorsese film Deal with the Devil includes than 130 illustrations, crime scene photos, and never before seen FBI documents.

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    1. Peter Lance

      Peter Lance is a five time Emmy winning investigative reporter now working as a screenwriter and novelist With a Masters Degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a J.D from Fordham University School of Law, Lance spent the first 15 years of his career as a print reporter and network correspondent.He began his career as a reporter for his hometown paper, The Newport, R.I Daily News There, while a student at Northeastern University in Boston, he won the coveted Sevellon Brown Award from the A.P Managing Editors Association Lance next moved to WNET, the PBS flagship in New York, where he won his first New York area Emmy and the Ohio State Award as a producer reporter for Channel 13 s news magazine THE 51ST STATE.Later, while working as a writer and producer for WABC TV Lance won his second Emmy along with the Robert F Kennedy Journalism prize for WILLOWBROOK THE PEOPLE VS THE STATE OF NEW YORK, an expos on a notorious institution for the mentally retarded He also was awarded The National Community Service Emmy for that same documentary.While getting his law degree, Lance worked as a Trial Preparation Assistant in the office of the District Attorney for New York County Moving to ABC News as a field producer, Lance won his fourth Emmy for his investigation of an arson for profit ring in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago Arson and Profit In 1981 Lance became Investigative Correspondent for ABC News For his very first investigative piece on 20 20 Lance won his fifth Emmy for Unnecessary Surgery, an expos of unnecessary surgery in an Arkansas hospital He won two Emmy nominations in 1982 for 20 20 investigative pieces on Formaldehyde The Danger Within and toxic waste Deadly Chemicals, Deadly Oil a piece that also won the National Headliner Award.Over the next five years he covered hundreds of stories worldwide for ABC NEWS 20 20, NIGHTLINE, and WORLD NEWS TONIGHT.He was a member of the first American crew into Indochina after the end of the Vietnam War He chased rebel insurgents through the Plaine Des Jarres in Laos and members of the Gambino Family through the toxic wastelands of New Jersey He tracked knife happy surgeons in the Deep South and nuclear terrorists through the twisted streets of Antwerp Then, in 1987, he took a break from non fiction.Lance came to L.A and began working as a writer and story editor for Michael Mann on two of his acclaimed NBC series CRIME STORY and MIAMI VICE In 1989 Lance became the co executive producer and show runner on the fourth season of WISEGUY for CBS and in 1993 he co created MISSING PERSONS, for ABC In recent years, he has served as a writer and consulting producer on such series as JAG NBC and THE SENTINEL UPN.In 1997 Lance s first novel FIRST DEGREE BURN became a national best seller, ranking No 24 on The Ingram A List The Top 50 Requested Titles in Mystery Detective Fiction The film noir mystery features FDNY Fire Marshal Eddie Burke.Later Lance adapted VEIL THE SECRET WARS OF THE CIA, Bob Woodward s best seller on William Casey for HBO For Showtime he wrote TERROR, the story of Bradley Smith, the courageous Diplomatic Security agent responsible for helping to apprehend the world s most notorious terrorists.In the year 2000 Lance returned to investigative reporting with his best selling non fiction investigative biography THE STINGRAY Lethal Tactics of The Sole Survivor.Following the 9 11 attacks Lance began investigating the origins of the FBI s original probe of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef After visiting Yousef s former bomb factory in the Philippines, he came away with 100 s of pages of classified documents proving that Yousef had set the 9 11 plot into motion as early as 1994 Lance then went back and examined the FBI s original efforts to stop Yousef in 1992 as he built the first WTC device The result is his acclaimed investigative book from

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    1. In Deal with the Devil, Peter Lance reveals the secret thirty-year relationship between the FBI, and Gregory Scarpa, Sr a Mafia capo, nicknamed “the Killing Machine” who stopped counting after fifty murders. The FBI enlisted Scarpa Sr. as early as 1960 to provide detailed debriefings on Mafia practices, and activities sent straight to J. Edgar Hoover. Thoroughly documented, Peter Lance proves that the FBI’s playbook against “La Cosa Nostra” was designed, and shaped by what Scarpa Sr. f [...]


    2. winner . "Deal with the Devil" is an assertive chronicle and social history of Gregory Scarpa Sr.'s 30+ years as a paid FBI informant while still living a notorious and appalling life of crime. An ambitious true story of crime and disloyalty. Peter Lance, author and investigative reporter, has written a book that excels on authentication of the FBI 's deportment. Details in this narrative are deplorable and almost beyond belief. A consuming story of crime and subterfuge. Revelations are dismayin [...]


    3. Incredible book ! Absolutely the best one available on the Scarpa / FBI deal from hell . You really need to get into it ,because you get a lot of info in this one , but it never once gets dull ! Proof once again that our F.B.I. operate like criminal thugs with no regard for peoples safety or rights. Even FBI rules mean nothing to these folks !! I will be getting all of Mr Vance's books .nnot wait to dig into them !


    4. Good readThe Feds are always doing what ever it is they want so it was good to see someone throw it out there for the public to see.


    5. The truth shows The details kept me from putting this book downFbi in NY and boston showed the same corrupt culture from top down.


    6. Books like this are rare now, by this I mean a journalistic investigation that is so thoroughly researched and where no stone is left unturned. Peter Lance is clearly the go to man on this subject. Some readers have said that it is a dry dull read, its not really a narrative and it certainly is not a biography of Scarpa, but what it is and does is goes into Scarpa's extensive criminal career and his relationship with imo clearly a bent Federal agent, this is the only conclusion of the book. I ca [...]


    7. This book details the relationship between the FBI and “The Grim Reaper” Greg Scarpa. It tells how he kept the FBI on a string only giving them information to help himself while the FBI helped keep a murderer on the street. The book dragged quite a bit at times with the back and forth of various FBI documents and court cases.


    8. When I was a junior in college and, for a time anyway, a political science major, I wrote a term paper on the structure of the Mafia. My primary source material was The Valachi Papers and I attempted to show that organized crime families were in all respects political organizations and thus subject to the same kind of analysis as say the polity of the Town of New Haven Connecticut, as described in Who Governs?: Democracy and Power in an American City, Second Edition (Yale Studies in Political Sc [...]


    9. It feels strange rating a book so highly when I can honestly say I spent half the time wondering what the hell was going on. Everyone's name ended in a vowel, everyone was getting killed on every other page, everyone had a given name as well as a nickname, and on and on it went. Hey, so this is a book about a made man, Gregory Scarpa, Sr who is turned by the FBI, and his handler is a dude named Lin DeVecchio. Needless to say, from the title of the book, neither of the two are on the up and up. S [...]


    10. There are alot of unexpected developments in this very readable tale. What really struck me the most was that the subject of the book, Nikki Scarpa, was that he was used to go down to the deep south during the civil rights crisis of the 60s, to aid in their enforced interrogations there. Besides that, though there is quite a bit in here, that is very revelatory, about how not only the mafia works, but also how FBI units handle their prized CIs (confidential informants), and how much some of them [...]


    11. The basic premise between so many people getting killed is that Mr Scarpa was a made man and he quit counting after fifty hits how many people he killed. Then he became an informant for the FBI and his handler was not too great either. The part the book that got my attention was the claim that that The FBI knew about Yusef (World trade center plotter) years before he did anything but they failed to act. Mr Yousef plotted his plan in Manila in 1994. It was ultimately carried out bu his uncle Khal [...]


    12. This is a decent read. Has the right combination of fact and detail to keep you focussed and tells some incredible stories. Really is pretty incredible how the FBI turned a blind eye for all those years to allow Scarpa to commit so many terrible crimes. Just a case of letting mob guys kill each other. That said many innocent folks were effected as well. Pretty connected and influencial guy overall. Fit right in the stereotype but was more violent than most Mafia leaders.I thought the book was do [...]


    13. I received the book for free through First Reads.It was a very interesting and entertaining book. I can't believe i never heard of greg scarpa before this book. even all the court stuff still held my interest and i'm not a big fan of that sort of thing. it's a good balance of mafia violence and the courtroom.


    14. Had a hard time following it here and there but I finally realized this was incredibly well researched and fascinating. The crimes themselves aren't fascinating but the depths of depravity some law enforcement officers stooped to is! Will read more by this author!


    15. The cops are crookeder than the crooks! Very difficult to read, read like notes from a college professor, no suspense, boring. But, fascinating trying to figure out who the bad guys are and you will be surprised.


    16. It was ok, but there were far too many people to keep track off. It was avg but not one I would read again or recommend



    17. I got eighty pages in and gave up. This book reads like the index to an encyclopedia. It's worse than a textbook.


    18. Makes me sick to think that such a relationship existed, and yet Lance has everything so well laid out, that I don't doubt a thing.



    19. This book reads like a compilation of redacted memos. Interesting information, but a bore to read. Got to 70% and dropped it.



    20. Fascinating read. The author lays out a lot of evidence and let's the reader decide how far over the line certain people crossed. Well researched. Reads like a novel.


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