An elite homicide investigation unit takes on one of the most savage and destructive gangs in New York City history in this gritty true-crime narrative.
The investigation into the late-night murder of a college student on the West Side Highway leads to the Wild Cowboys, a group of young men who for years terrorized Upper Manhattan and the Bronx while running a $30,000-a-day drug business. What follows is a tale of dogged pursuit that offers a fascinating inside look at the workings of a complex police investigation, and a satisfying account of how a city took back its streets.
About Michael Stone
MICHAEL STONE is a veteran journalist who covered the New York scene for New York magazine for over a decade. He has over a dozen cover stories to his credit, including newsbreaking features on John Gotti, Robert Chambers, and the Central Park Jogger. This is his first book. He lives in New York City.
“Chilling in its penetrating detail.”–New York Daily News
“Compelling and, at times, disturbing.... With each turn of the page, Gangbusters draws you into a dangerous world.”–Former New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, in The New York Observer
“Plenty of nail-biting moments.... Free of melodrama, Gangbusters is solid cops-and-robbers stuff.”–TheNew York Post