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To Drop A Dime

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Mafia non-fiction. "Ira Pecznick was a mafia hit man. Captured by the police, this professional killer took the ultimate gamble. He 'dropped a dime' -- turned state's evidence. His testimony sent a mafia family to prison. In return the law gave Ira Pecznick his freedom, a new name and a secret home far from the scene of his criminal life. Now, without apology and in naked ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1977 by Jove Publications
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Ron Van Blarcom
I had searched for this book for 3+ years.Not only am I interested in crime books I grew up in the area near where it took place.I finally found one in paperback form and could not wait to read it.
What a great book --now I think I will sell it so someone else can enjoy it.
Jan 07, 2011 Anthony rated it really liked it
Incredibly interesting story about a NJ mafia hit man who flipped State's witness in exchange for his freedom after a murder conviction. Book outlines his early life, his introduction into the mob, detail by detail of the numerous criminal acts he commits with fellow family members up until his ultimate final conviction. Could not put it down. But good luck finding the book. A limited print from 1976 (about 600 copies)....sells on eBay from anywhere from $600-$1200. But if you can find a copy, g ...more
Rich Bouselli
Jan 25, 2015 Rich Bouselli rated it it was amazing
Probably the best mafia read I've ever experienced. It's raw truth and confessions that "Ira" brings to light are just brutal. I couldn't put this book down.
May 13, 2016 sasha rated it it was amazing
This is my fathers book I can't wait to read it
Apr 27, 2009 Walt rated it liked it
Shelves: organized-crime
A unique look at organized crime. The way Hoffman describes the Campisi outfit, they were a disorganized gang of thugs instead of the usual prototype hoodlum. Part of it is that the antihero was an outsider and did not apparently take advantage of the gang's more stable sources of income, forcing him into a daring world of robbery and senseless violence.
Lisa Hernandez
May 05, 2011 Lisa Hernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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