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The Resource The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism, Edward Follis and Douglas Century

The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism, Edward Follis and Douglas Century

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The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism
Title
The dark art
Title remainder
my undercover life in global narco-terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Edward Follis and Douglas Century
Title variation
My undercover life in global narco-terrorism
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Language
eng
Summary
"A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism What exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, it's the dark art of gaining trust--then manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, it's playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to make--but without him knowing you're doing so. Edward Follis mastered the chess game--The Dark Art--over the course of his distinguished twenty-seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug-traffickers but--in some cases--operatives for Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels. Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution-optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of "stealth justice" delivered via Predator drone pilots. Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis's memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story. The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one" --
Summary
A decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his life-risking undercover missions while revealing the unsettling links he has discovered between narcotics trafficking and terrorism
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from publisher's web site
Biography type
autobiography
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10358428
Cataloging source
TOH
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Follis, Edward
Dewey number
363.45092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8080.U5
LC item number
F65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Century, Douglas
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True
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  • Follis, Edward
  • Drug enforcement agents
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug traffic
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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my undercover life in global narco-terrorism
Label
The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism, Edward Follis and Douglas Century
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Map on lining pages
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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
Control code
ocn889886571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408931
Lccn
2014028373
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889886571
Label
The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism, Edward Follis and Douglas Century
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889886571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408931
Lccn
2014028373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889886571

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