Badge of the Assassin

Badge of the Assassin

A blood-chilling true-crime account from former district attorney and New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum

BADGE OF THE ASSASSIN

They were just doing their jobs -- serving and protecting -- when the unimaginable happened: Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini became moving targets, ambushed from behind at a Manhattan housing project. Jones lay dead in a pool of his own blood, and Piagentini lived long enough to beg for his life -- before he was riddled with twenty-two bullet holes by members of a deadly hit squad hell-bent on taking out the men and women of law enforcement.

Masterfully building suspense on every page, Robert K. Tanenbaum reconstructs the vicious murders of Jones and Piagentini and the manhunt for the suspects, and brings to life his courtroom prosecution of the killers -- revealing the triumphs and failures of America's legal system.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 464 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451607468 | 
  • June 2010

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Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Robert K. Tanenbaum

Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country’s most respected and successful trial lawyers and has never lost a felony case. He has held such prestigious positions as Bureau Chief of the New York Criminal Courts and Chief of the Homicide Bureau for the New York District Attorney’s Office. He was also Deputy Chief Counsel for the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For several years he taught Advanced Criminal Procedure at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His previous works include the novels Tragic, Bad Faith, Outrage, Betrayed, and the true crime book Echoes of My Soul.

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