The French Connection, also known as The French Connection: The World's Most Crucial Narcotics Investigation and The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy, is a nonfiction book by Robin Moore first published in 1969 about the notorious "French Connection" drug-trafficking scheme. It is followed by the 1975 book The Set Up (also known as The Set Up: The Shocking Aftermath to the French Connection). The book was adapted to film in 1971 as The French Connection, written by Ernest Tidyman and directed by William Friedkin.
|Publisher||Little, Brown, and Company (Boston)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback and paperback)|
|Pages||309 pp, illustrated, maps (on lining papers) 22 cm|
The story follows the exhausting investigation of New York City detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso as they attempt to uncover the participants of a major drug ring. Acting on a hunch, the detectives begin surveillance on Pasquale "Patsy" Fuca, who was observed in a nightclub consorting with known criminals. It soon becomes apparent that Fuca is involved in a large drug-trafficking operation, including two Frenchmen: Jean Jehan, the main person responsible for importing the heroin shipment to the United States, and Jacques Angelvin, a television personality.
- The French Connection, book preview at Google Books (initial subtitle)
- The French Connection, book preview at Google Books (alternative subtitle)