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Book Review: Deal With the Devil: The FBI’s Secret 30-Year Relationship With a Mafia Killer
By Darryl Genis
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Deal With the Devil: The FBI’s Secret 30-Year Relationship With a Mafia Killer
By Peter Lance
William Morrow (2013)
As noted in a 2006 review of Triple Cross, his most recent book on counterterrorism, “Peter Lance is the last of a dying breed: an investigative reporter who is disciplined enough to devote half a decade in pursuit of the truth. A newsman cut from the same cloth as the legendary journalist I.F. ‘Izzy Stone.’ A gumshoe reporter who still pounds the pavement and relies heavily on public documents to present the facts.”
Having been exposed to Peter Lance’s investigation of corruption in the Santa Barbara Police Department, I can second that reviewer’s sentiment wholeheartedly. Only in Deal With the Devil, he’d been raking the muck on the FBI for nearly 12 years post 9/11 and this, his latest epic, is a page-turning indictment of the FBI’s shameful organized crime track record dating back to the early 1960s. With meticulous research based on more than 20,000
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