We’re Going to Win This Thing : The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster is co-authored by Brandt and his close friend, Lin DeVecchio, the FBI supervisory special agent in charge of the Mafia Commission case, which destroyed the Mafia’s Ruling Commission and crushed the nationwide Mafia. As an FBI agent DeVecchio was the handler of the “crown jewel” of FBI informants, Greg “The Grim Reaper” Scarpa.
Together with his informant, DeVecchio was a key player in the FBI’s war against the New York Mafia from the late seventies through the early nineties. Yet despite his stunning success fighting organized crime, DeVecchio was accused of taking bribes, selling information to the man who was his informant, and even personally ordering four mob hits. Agent DeVecchio’s frame-up on murder charges by the Mafia was exposed as pure revenge during trial by two intrepid reporters Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins. In the Hollywood ending of We’re Going to Win This Thing (now with live courtroom footage captured on YouTube), all charges are dropped and the courtroom of wall-to-wall FBI agents erupts in applause.
“Told in an extremely passionate style…We’re Going to Win This Thing is an interesting, quick-paced read for fans of Mafia-related true crime or the hush-hush inner workings of law enforcement.”
– True Crime Book Reviews