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The Resource Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

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Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
Title
Chasing Phil
Title remainder
the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
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David Howard
Title variation
Chasing Phil
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the adventures of two undercover agents with the worlds most charming con man
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in '70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan--two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents--were about to embark on one of their agency's first wire-wearing undercover missions. Their target? Charismatic, globetrotting con man Phil Kitzer, whom some called the world's greatest swindler. From the Thunderbird, the three men took off to Cleveland, to Miami, to Hawaii, to Frankfurt, to the Bahamas--meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop. But as the young agents, playing the role of proteges and co-conspirators, became further entangled in Phil's outrageous schemes over their months on the road, they also grew to respect him--even care for him. Meanwhile, Phil began to think of Jack and J.J. as best friends, sharing hotel rooms and inside jokes with them and even competing with J.J. in picking up women. Phil Kitzer was at the center of dozens of scams in which he swindled millions of dollars, but the FBI was mired in a post-Watergate malaise and slow to pivot toward a new type of financial crime that is now all too familiar. Plunging into the field with no undercover training, the agents battled a creaky bureaucracy on their adventures with Phil, hoping the FBI would recognize the importance of their mission. Even as they grew closer to Phil, they recognized that their endgame--the swindler's arrest--was drawing near
  • "Two FBI agents go undercover in the bureau's first wire-wearing operation, and end up befriending the charismatic con man they're charged with bringing down"--
Summary
Recounts the exciting world travels and entanglements of two young FBI agents in 1977 who joined up with a charismatic con man and became embedded in his dangerous grifting activities and outrageous schemes in an effort to ultimately take down his crime syndicate
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Tone
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10612685
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Howard, David
Dewey number
  • 364.16/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kitzer, Phillip
  • United States
  • TRUE CRIME / Espionage
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Espionage
  • Criminal investigation
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
Label
Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The chase. How to steal a bank -- The informant -- You owe me fifty bucks -- The shell game -- The game. The thunderbird -- Hello, Cleveland -- No Mickey Mouse -- The junior g-men -- The poodle lounge -- Mr. Mutt and Mr. Jeff -- Rip off Hawaii -- The parking lot fugitive -- The cold plunge -- The ha-ha certificate -- Fear city. Pilgrims in the Mayflower -- The rhinestone cowboys -- Kick the can -- The hit man -- The blackout -- Fool's gold -- Sonny's mentality -- The game is rigged -- The reckoning. You have to believe it to see it -- Hobson's choice -- The Phil Kitzer road show -- One more thing
Control code
ocn969385949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781101907429
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2017008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)969385949
Label
Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The chase. How to steal a bank -- The informant -- You owe me fifty bucks -- The shell game -- The game. The thunderbird -- Hello, Cleveland -- No Mickey Mouse -- The junior g-men -- The poodle lounge -- Mr. Mutt and Mr. Jeff -- Rip off Hawaii -- The parking lot fugitive -- The cold plunge -- The ha-ha certificate -- Fear city. Pilgrims in the Mayflower -- The rhinestone cowboys -- Kick the can -- The hit man -- The blackout -- Fool's gold -- Sonny's mentality -- The game is rigged -- The reckoning. You have to believe it to see it -- Hobson's choice -- The Phil Kitzer road show -- One more thing
Control code
ocn969385949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781101907429
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2017008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)969385949

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