Alphaville: 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York City's Lower East Side
- Author: Michael Codella
- Author: Bruce Bennett
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
- Published: November 2010
- ISBN-10: 0312592485
- ISBN-13: 9780312592486
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2010
- Subject: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
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Alphabet City in 1988 burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment. Working as a plainsclothes narcotics cop in the most high-voltage neighborhood in Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Codella earned the nickname Rambo from the local dealers, as well as a $50,000 bounty on his head. The son of a cop who grew up in a Mob neighborhood in Brooklyn, Codella understood the unwritten laws of the shadowy businesses that rule the streets. He knew that the farther east you got from the relative safety of 5th Avenue, Washington Square Park, and NYU, the deeper you entered the sea of human misery, greed, addiction, violence, and all the things that come with an illegal retail drug trade run wild. Codella made it his personal mission to put away Davey Blue Eyes - a stone-cold murderer and the head oif Alphabet City's heroin supply chain. Despite the hell they endured - all the beatings and gunshots, the foot chases and close calls - Codella and hse partner Gio always saw Alphabet City the same way: worth saving. 304p.
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