A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

Book - 2014
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The shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Description: 242 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780062085443
Branch Call Number: 364.1323 Rud
Additional Contributors: Laker, Barbara.


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ckouvelas Feb 19, 2017

Great true story. Writing was simply great and knew nothing about this event and was delighted to know more. Could not put this book down.

Oct 03, 2016

Fantastic book and well written! I knew nothing about this case or the authors, but it was a pleasant surprise. Very easy to read, and hard ot put down as well.

ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"Tipped off by a drug addict who had been collaborating with a Philadelphia vice cop, Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker probed more deeply into police operations and uncovered a disturbingly extensive pattern of corrupt activities. Their series of reports caused public anger about the police misconduct and resulted in the demotions of a few officers -- though none were ever criminally charged. Busted traces Ruderman and Laker's investigation (which won them a Pulitzer Prize) and relates details of their personal lives, providing a fascinating and "insightful view of high-risk, high-reward" crime reportage (Kirkus Reviews)." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/07a6a31c-7455-4328-9850-87f64b0c952f?postId=4ba36ab2-e78e-4e70-abde-d37ee7b88a73

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