Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

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Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

I’m reading my hot-off-the-press hardcover copy of investigative journalist Peter Lance’s new book Deal with the Devil now.

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Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer [Hardcover] – http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Devil-Secret-Thirty-Year-Relationship/dp/0061455342/

Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer [Kindle Edition] – http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Devil-Thirty-Year-Relationship-ebook/dp/B009NG0SIG/

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Amazon – “In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files—and exclusive new interviews—to tell the definitive story of  Gregory Scarpa Sr., aka “The Grim Reaper;” a Mafia capo, who “stopped counting” after 50 murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon Criminal Informant for the Bureau.

Lance draws on thousands of pages of court transcripts, interviews and declassified FBI files, to trace Scarpa’s shadowy relationship with the Bureau starting in 1960 when his debriefing reports went straight to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover himself.

In forty-two years of murder and racketeering, Scarpa Sr. also known as “The Killing Machine,” served only thirty days in jail thanks to his secret relationship with the Feds. Scarpa’s last “control” agent, Roy Lindley DeVecchio, was known in the Bureau as “Mr. Organized Crime,” for his leadership role in “The Mafia Commission” case. But DeVecchio himself, who protected the Mafia killer for 12 years, was himself indicted on four counts of murder in 2007 in a case Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes called, “the most stunning example of official corruption that I have ever seen.”

After the case’s abrupt dismissal, Lance obtained a copy of the transcript which had been placed under seal and then began peeling back the layers on the clandestine relationship defense attorney’s called Scarpa’s “unholy alliance” with the FBI.

Deal With The Devil, offers a shocking window into the FBI’s conflicted, decades-long war with “the Mafia enemy.” Lance takes the story beyond Greg Sr.’s crimes and his AIDS-related death in prison in 1994, to detail the role of his son Greg Jr., in uncovering evidence against WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef and Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, both fellow inmates at the Supermax prison in Colorado. And in exclusive interviews with Scarpa Jr. and Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, ex-boss of the Lucchese family, Lance links the Scarpa-DeVecchio scandal to the Mafia Cops case.

Interweaving exclusive interviews, more than 1,150 pages of once secret files, sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, and the same astounding capacity for understanding criminal networks that marked his investigations of al Qaeda in 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up and Triple Cross,, Deal with the Devil, the term DeVecchio’s trial judge used to describe the Bureau’s relationship with this Mafia sociopath, is a page-turning ground-breaking work of investigative journalism that reads like a Martin Scorsese film.”

Deal with the Devil is the fourth in a series of books Peter Lance has written about the FBI, organized crime, and terrorism, all of which are MUST READS!

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Release date: July 2, 2013

“In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once secret FBI files—and exclusive new interviews—to tell the definitive story of Gregory Scarpa Sr., aka “The Grim Reaper;” a Mafia capo, who “stopped counting” after 50 murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon Criminal Informant for the Bureau….”

Read More: Deal Galleys Cover Intro – http://www.scribd.com/doc/149724467/Deal-Galleys-Cover-Intro

Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer [Hardcover] – http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Devil-Secret-Thirty-Year-Relationship/dp/0061455342/

Triple Cross: How bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI by Peter Lance (Jun 16, 2009) – http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Cross-Ladens-Master-Penetrated/dp/B003H4RBAI/

See my review of Triple Cross on Amazon: Triple Cross: How Much Did the FBI Know Before 9/11? - http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZKLW5CY8R7YJ

Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror by Peter Lance (Sep 6, 2005) – www.amazon.com/Cover-Up-Government-Hiding-Terror/dp/0060795115/

1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI–the Untold Story by Peter Lance (Sep 7, 2004) – www.amazon.com/1000-Years-Revenge-International-FBI–/dp/0060597259/

Triple Cross Timeline: the road to 9/11 – from the murder of Sadat to the indictment of KSM (.pdf) – http://www.peterlance.com/TRIPLE%20CROSS%20Timeline.pdf

“Peter Lance is a five-time Emmy-winning investigative reporter now working as a screenwriter and novelist. With a Masters Degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, Lance spent the first 15 years of his career as a print reporter and network correspondent.

He began his career as a reporter for his hometown paper, The Newport, R.I. Daily News. There, while a student at Northeastern University in Boston, he won the coveted Sevellon Brown Award from the A.P. Managing Editors Association. Lance next moved to WNET, the PBS flagship in New York, where he won his first New York area Emmy and the Ohio State Award as a producer- reporter for Channel 13′s news magazine THE 51ST STATE.

Later, while working as a writer and producer for WABC-TV Lance won his second Emmy along with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize for…”

Read more: Peter Lance Amazon Author Page – www.amazon.com/Peter-Lance/e/B001HD1116/

Peter Lance.com – http://peterlance.com/wordpress/

Peter Lance Goodreads Author Page – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/31114.Peter_Lance

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Peter Lance Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/peter.lance1

deal with the devil 3“In the first half [of this (audio) interview], investigative reporter Peter Lance discussed his forthcoming book Deal With the Devil, which details how mafia capo Gregory Scarpa Sr., known as “The Killing Machine,” served as an FBI informant. Because of his secret relationship with the Feds, he only ever served thirty days in jail despite his long record of racketeering and murder– in fact, he is thought to be the most prolific killer in the history of organized crime. Lance characterized Scarpa Sr. as a kind of “one man counter-intelligence program” who maintained his relationship with the FBI for 32 years.

Interestingly, Scarpa’s son, Gregory Scarpa Jr., was in the jail cell next to al Qaeda terrorist Ramzi Yousef in Lower Manhattan in 1996-7, and like his father, ended up working as an informant. According to Lance’s research, some of Scarpa Jr.’s intelligence led the FBI to the discovery of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed who was hiding out in Qatar working on the 9-11 plot, but he escaped, and subsequently the FBI tried to discredit the treasure trove of intel Scarpa Jr. gave them. Having spent more than a decade auditing how the FBI deals with counter-terrorism and organized crime, Lance has concluded that the Bureau is resistant to change and still infected with a kind of pathology that dates back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover.”

AUDIO – Peter Lance on Coast to Coast AM May 21, 2013 – The Mob & Terrorism - http://youtu.be/VmWQjW6wfU8

Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer [Hardcover] – http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Devil-Secret-Thirty-Year-Relationship/dp/0061455342/

Abby Martin talks to Peter Lance, award winning investigator and author of ‘Deal with the Devil’, about the relationship between the FBI and the Mafia’s Gregory Scarpa, who over the span of 30 years committed multiple crimes including murder, all while being paid upwards of 1 million dollars by the FBI.

VIDEO – FBI’s 30 Year Mafia Crime Spree | Interview with Peter Lance – http://youtu.be/NomqUWXv7YU

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2 Responses to Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

  1. Pingback: The Life of a Gumshoe | Cheri Speak

  2. Cheri Speak says:

    Great post A.J. when the “dime store novel” series starts you definitely need to come out and play! http://cherispeak.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/the-life-of-a-gumshoe/

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