The Good Rat

The Good Rat

A True Story

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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In his inimitable New York voice, Breslin, "the city's steadiest and most accurate chronicler" (Tom Robbins, Village Voice), gives us a look through the keyhole at the people and places that define the mafia--characters like Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, Gaspipe Casso (named for his weapon of choice), Thomas "Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese, and Jimmy "The Clam" Eppolito, interwoven with the good rat himself, Burt Kaplan of Bensonhurst, the star witness in the recent trial of two New York City detectives indicted for acting as hit men in eight gangland executions.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060856663
0060856661
Branch Call Number: 364.106097471 B842
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 22 cm.

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thursdaynext Dec 27, 2010

I picked this one up because it was available for me to read, and I'd heard good things about it.The content of this book is enthralling, particularly for fans of true crime. The author has a unique voice, which lends a great atmosphere at first, but I found it hard to follow after a while, and found myself often having to go back a few pages to pick up a thread I'd dropped. I wanted to finish it, but it was such slow going that I had to put it down after a while.

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