The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD
They had no fear of the cops because they were the cops. NYPD officers Mike Dowd and Kenny Eurell knew there were two ways to get rich quick in Brooklyn's Lower East Side. You either became drug dealers, or you robbed drug dealers. They decided to do both. BETRAYAL IN BLUE: The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked The NYPD is the story of Dowd and Eurell, two cops who ran the most powerful gang in New York's dangerous 75th Precinct, the crack cocaine capitol of 1980s America. These "Cocaine Cops" formed a lucrative alliance with Adam Diaz, the kingpin of an ever-expanding Dominican drug cartel. Soon Mike and Ken were buying fancy cars no cop could afford, and treating their wives to levels of luxury not associated with a patrol officer's salary. They were daring, dangerous and untouchable. Then "the biggest police scandal in New York history" exploded into the headlines with the arrest of Mike, Ken, and their fellow crooked cops. Released on bail, Mike offered Ken a long shot at escape to Central America-a bizarre plan involving robbery, kidnapping, and murder-forcing Ken to choose between two forms of betrayal. Adapted from Ken Eurell's shocking personal memoir, plus hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with the major players, including former international drug lord, Adam Diaz, and Dori Eurell, BETRAYAL IN BLUE reveals the truth behind what you didn't see in the hit documentary THE SEVEN FIVE. Edgar Award winner Burl Barer once again teams with award-winning journalist Frank C. Girardot, Jr, and Eurell to bring you an astonishing story of greed and betrayal.
Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media,and on ABC's Good Morning America. Barer is a frequent commentator on numerous true crime radio and television programs heard and seen world wide, including "True Murder," "Epic Mysteries," "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," "Motives and Murders" "Snapped" "Scorned," "Behind Mansion Walls" and Hart Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS "True Crime Roundtable" now available on ROKU. Burl Barer also hosts the award winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED on Magic Matt Alan's OutlawRadioUSA.com His true crime classic, MURDER IN THE FAMILY, is ranked at #3 on the "Ten Best True Crime Books Ever Written," and Barer is listed as one of America's 100 "MUST READ" authors. His books have been translated into seven languages, and English versions are available in print, ebook and audio book. Of his more than a dozen works in print, several are available from WildBlue Press, including HEADLOCK, MAN OVERBOARD, A TASTE FOR MURDER (with Frank C. Girardot, Jr) and the ebook edition of MURDER IN THE FAMILY.