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The Brass Wall: The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126 In the mold of ''Serpico,'' this gripping tale follows a New York cop seeking justice after his cover is blown by a rotten colleague whose dad happens...The Brass Wall: The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126Nonfiction In the mold of ''Serpico,'' this gripping tale follows a New York cop seeking justice after his cover is blown by a rotten colleague whose dad happens...2003-10-03
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The Brass Wall: The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: David Kocieniewski; Status: In Season

In the mold of ”Serpico,” this gripping tale follows a New York cop seeking justice after his cover is blown by a rotten colleague whose dad happens to be an internal affairs veteran. Detective #4126 (identified by pseudonym for his safety) sacrifices relationships, personal security, and his own personality to assume the guise of ”Vinnie Blue Eyes” and nab a cabal of Mob associates responsible for the death of a beloved fireman. Reading more like a novel than a page-one expose, ”New York Times” reporter Kocieniewski’s story offers a rare and sympathetic glimpse into the dangerous life of the unlikeliest of actors – a man for whom a bad performance could cost him his life.

Originally posted October 3 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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