Marked Man: Frank Serpico’s Inside Battle Against Police Corruption (Hardcover)

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Description


1971. Brooklyn, New York. Undercover cop Frank Serpico is knocking on a drug dealer’s door. His partners are there to back him up, but when the door opens, he’s staring down the barrel of a gun—and his partners are nowhere to be found.

For more than a century, the New York Police Department had been plagued by corruption, with cops openly taking bribes from gamblers and drug dealers. Not Serpico. He refused to take dirty money and fought to shed light on the dark underbelly of the NYPD. But instead of being hailed as a hero, he became a target for every crooked cop on the force.

In Marked Man, John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro bring this true story of police corruption to life. Join Frank Serpico on his one-man crusade to clean up the largest police force in the United States. And discover the price he had to pay for being an honest cop.

About the Author


John Florio is the author of historical novels and nonfiction history books. With Ouisie Shapiro, he has written three young adult titles: Marked Man, Doomed, and War in the Ring. He and Shapiro are also the authors of One Nation Under Baseball and One Punch from the Promised Land, as well as contributors to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and ESPN. Florio is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Glasgow; he is on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA creative writing program at the University of Southern Maine.

Ouisie Shapiro is co-author, with John Florio, of three young adult books: Marked Man, Doomed, and War in the Ring. She and Florio have also written the sports history books, One Nation Under Baseball and One Punch from the Promised Land, and contribute articles to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and ESPN. Her work in television sports documentaries for HBO and ESPN has earned her six Emmy awards. She holds an MA in journalism from New York University.

Praise For…


"Gritty and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This riveting tale of an intrepid whistleblower highlights a long history of corruption in the NYPD and offers lessons in remaining true to oneself and one’s values, even if it means standing alone." -- Publishers Weekly

"Careful...and extensive." -- Booklist



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250621955
ISBN-10: 125062195X
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English