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- KurzbeschreibungA highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism<br>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.<br>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.<br>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.<br>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.
- AutorDouglas Century,Edward Follis
- VerlagGotham Books
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten272 Seiten
- Gewicht490 g
- Leseprobe<br>CAST OF CHARACTERS<br>Edward Follis: DEA Special Agent; St. Louis-born; former United States Marine Corps military policeman; initially detailed with Group Four of the Los Angeles Division<br>General Mohammad Daud Daud: a former mujahideen who fought for years against the Soviet invasion; later established and headed Afghanistan's first counter-narcotics police force (CNPA)<br>Rogelio Guevara: DEA Special Agent; supervisor of Group Four in the Los Angeles Division; gravely wounded while working undercover in Monterrey, Mexico<br>José Martinez: DEA Special Agent with Group Four of the Los Angeles Division; nearly fatally wounded in a shooting incident with drug traffickers in 1988<br>Paul Seema: DEA Special Agent; born in Thailand; murdered in a drug deal gone bad in Pasadena, California, in 1988<br>George Montoya: DEA Special Agent; also murdered in Pasadena, California, in 1988<br>William "Billy" Queen: Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); detailed the Heroin Enforcement Group in the Los Angeles Division of the DEA<br>Mike Holm: DEA Special Agent who, after serving many years in Beirut and Cairo, making cases against traffickers in the Middle East, became associate special agent in charge of the Los Angeles Division<br>John Zienter: assistant special agent in charge of the DEA's Los Angeles Division<br>Jimmy Soiles: DEA Special Agent; detailed to French country office located in Paris, France; later Deputy Chief of Operations in Office of Global Enforcement for the Drug Enforcement Administration<br>Rudy Barang: DEA Special Agent; assigned to Bangkok<br>Mike Bansmer: DEA Special Agent and Resident Agent in Charge, Songkhla, Thailand; spent almost a decade making cases against the Shan United Army<br>Don Sturn: DEA's assistant attaché in Bangkok<br>Don Ferrarone: longtime DEA Special Agent in the United States; later DEA's country attaché to Thailand, based in Bangkok<br>Don Carstensen: head of the Organized Crime Unit in the prosecutor's office in Honolulu, Hawaii<br>Charles Marsland: prosecutor of Honolulu, Hawaii, whose son Charles "Chuckers" Marsland was killed in a brutal murder in the 1980s<br>Enrique "Kiki" Camarena: DEA Special Agent who, while in Guadalajara investigating the increasingly powerful cocaine cartels, was brutally tortured and murdered in 1988, spawning a major diplomatic conflict between the governments of Mexico and the United States<br>Ambassador Ronald Neumann: veteran State Department official; appointed ambassador to Afghanistan, where he served in Kabul from 2005-07<br>Steve Whipple: DEA Special Agent detailed to the Juárez Cartel Task Force in El Paso, Texas, with Special Agent Follis
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