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Possley, Morris & Kogan, Rick. EVERYBODY PAYS: TWO MEN, ONE MURDER AND THE PRICE OF TRUTH. New York City, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 276 pages. As New/As New.

The authors' nonfiction account on subject. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "When Chicago's deadliest hit man, Harry Aleman, was brought to trial in the late 1970s, not a single one of the city's more than 1, 000 mob-related murders had been solved. This time, with a witness willing to testify, prosecutors believed they had a fool-proof case. But the mob was difficult to catch for more reasons than one: A strict code of silence, witnesses who turned up dead, cops and even judges under their control. Bob Lowe, the lone witness to the murder Aleman was tried for, learned this the hard way. Aleman was acquitted the first time around and wasn't retried (and convicted) until 20 years later. Meanwhile, Lowe and his family were forced to go into hiding not once but twice, and their lives were destroyed. Maurice Possley and Rick Kogan have written a searing portrayal of the mob's skewed moral universe, the legal system it corrupted, and a witness-protection system riddled with flaws. In this charged and ultimately redemptive story, only one man emerges a hero" (Lesley Reed). Everybody pays, but one pays the highest price. A masterly account. A "must-have" title for crime non-fiction collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black fountain pen on the title page by the authors: "My new best friend! Morris Possley. Two books! I love you! Rick Kogan". Despite the very personal message, there is no recipient named. This title has been out-of-print for some time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. Two of the finest living American journalist/writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0399148108. $70.00

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