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Author Alpert, Stanley N.

Title The birthday party : a memoir of survival / Stanley N. Alpert.

Imprint New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.154 ALP    Available
Description 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents Part one: mouse. Brooklyn fed -- Blind spot -- Defending your life -- Courting disaster back in Brooklyn -- The grip tightens -- Getting to know you -- Thinking it over -- New York stories -- The view from the outside -- Palpitations -- Where's Stanley? -- Why can't we be friends? -- Loss -- Almost the end -- "The body" -- Who shall live and who shall die -- Oops -- Isn't anybody home? -- Who cares? -- Part two: cat. Reasonable doubt -- Lots of really weird people come into this bank -- Gathering the bits and pieces -- The cell phone -- Monica and me -- Roundup: girls -- Roundup: boys -- Reunion -- Sex, lies, and videotape -- Rashomon -- An innocent man -- Girls gone wild -- In bed with the devil -- Life goes on -- Shanks a lot, Jack and Jill -- Judge Dredd -- Get what you want.
Summary On January 21, 1998, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan by a carful of thugs looking to use his ATM card, but when they learned his bank balance, the plan changed. They took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment. But the later it got, the more the plan changed, as his captors held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of gangsta philosophy, or sought his legal advice. All the while, Alpert, still blindfolded, played on their attitudes and fears, tried to figure out where their mood swings would take them next, and memorized every detail he could in the event he ever managed to get out of there alive. Meanwhile, his friends and law enforcement colleagues launched a major investigation. It, too, would take many twists and turns before it was done--and some of them would be strange indeed.--From publisher description.
Subject Alpert, Stanley N. -- Kidnapping, 1998.
Kidnapping victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Public prosecutors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Kidnapping -- New York (State) -- New York.
Robbery -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 0399154027
Standard No. 9780399154027

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