Peter Lance: Deal with the Devil
Join area author and investigative journalist Peter Lance as he signs his newest book Deal with the Devil.
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings
In "Deal with the Devil", five-time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance draws on three decades of once-secret FBI files to tell the definitive story of Greg Scarpa Sr., a Mafia capo who "stopped counting" after fifty murders, while secretly betraying the Colombo crime family as a Top Echelon FBI informant. Lance traces Scarpas shadowy relationship with the FBI all the way back to 1960, when his debriefings went straight to J. Edgar Hoover. In forty-two years of murder and racketeering, Scarpa served only thirty days in jail thanks to his secret relationship with the Feds.
This is the untold story that will rewrite Mafia history as we know it --a page-turning work of journalism that reads like a Scorsese film. "Deal with the Devil" includes more than 130 illustrations, crime scene photos, and never-before-seen FBI documents.
Event posted June 25, 2013
Last updated July 12, 2013