Life Undercover

Author: Amaryllis Fox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4715

The instant New York Times Bestseller soon to be a major Apple TV series with Brie Larson. 'Reads as if a John le Carré character landed in Eat Pray Love' - New York Times ‘Best book of the year’ - Tom Marcus, author of Soldier, Spy Do you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy? "I’m here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I’m alone and operational in the country where my colleague was taken and beheaded, and every hour I’m delayed is another hour for something to go wrong - for an informant to disclose my location, for the source I’m meeting to cancel, for the attack to go boom. The fear injects my thoughts with venom." Amaryllis Fox was recruited by the CIA at the age of 21 in the aftermath of 9/11. After an intense training period – where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide in case of captivity – she is sent undercover to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terror groups. Posing as an art dealer, she is sent on countless dangerous missions around the globe. Each time, the stakes become even higher and the risks more terrifying. Determined to stop the masterminds, Amaryllis’s quest will almost destroy her, until she realises that the only way to actually defeat the enemy is to have the courage to sit across from them... and listen. In this explosive first-hand account – filled with suspense and plot twists to rival Carrie Mathison in Homeland – Life Undercover is an edgy story of an undercover CIA operative, hunting the world’s most dangerous terrorists, using deception and disguises and dead drops in the night in order to protect our streets. Revealed in never-before-seen detail, Amaryllis offers compelling insight that can only come from having fought on the front lines.

Double Agent

Author: Kevin Fulton

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1789462002

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9993

'"I am a British soldier," I told my reflection. "I am a British soldier and I'm saving lives. I'm saving lives. I'm a British soldier and I'm saving lives..."' Kevin Fulton was one of the British Army's most successful intelligence agents. Having been recruited to infiltrate the Provisional IRA at the height of The Troubles, he rose its ranks to an unprecedented level. Living and working undercover, he had no option other than to take part in heinous criminal activities, including the production of bombs which he knew would later kill. So highly was he valued by IRA leaders that he was promoted to serve in its infamous internal police - ironically, his job was now to root out and kill informers. Until one day in 1994, when it all went wrong. . . Fleeing Northern Ireland, Kevin was abandoned by the security services he had served so courageously and left to live as a fugitive. The life of a double agent requires constant vigilance, for danger is always just a heartbeat away. For a double agent within the highest ranks of the IRA, that danger was doubled. In this remarkable account, Kevin Fulton - former intelligence agent, ex-member of the IRA - tells a truth that is as uncomfortable as it is gripping.

The Pretender

Author: Marc Ruskin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466877103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5605

Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. The FBI generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. In the 1990s and 2000s, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse, and notorious, case list of all, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, including overseas. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, narcotics trafficking, La Cosa Nostra, counterfeiting—and gritty street-level scams and schemes. Sometimes working three or four cases simultaneously, Ruskin switched identities by the day: Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, clothes, accessories and frame of mind for that day’s mission. Meet Alex Perez, Alejandro Marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right UC agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped,” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin. The Pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops—the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.

Being Uncle Charlie

Author: Bob Deasy,Mark Ebner

Publisher: Vintage Books Canada

ISBN: 9780345812834

Category: Organized crime

Page: 288

View: 8739

Being Uncle Charlie is the intense, intimate and graphic story of one Canadian undercover cop who spent two decades infiltrating organized crime. From Russian and Italian mafias to notorious biker gangs, Bob Deasy gained access to and the acceptance of criminals who most cops in any country would never encounter or arrest, let alone befriend. Bob Deasy had an illustrious twenty-three-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. Using little more than his quick wits, natural confidence and a deft mental equilibrium that allowed him to stay three chess moves ahead of his quarry, Deasy was the secret weapon behind some of the signature crime busts in Canadian history. Infiltrating the biker gangs and the Russian and Italian mobs, he also single-handedly set up international import-export businesses, faked contract hit jobs and executed one of the largest drug buys in OPP history. He also perfected the now controversial "Mr. Big" technique of posing as a crime kingpin to solicit unwitting confessions from suspects in long-dormant cold murder cases--a tactic he defends as he practised it, and with which he enjoyed a 100% success rate. Being Uncle Charlie is a nail-biting ride--sometimes comic, always entertaining--that reads like a one-man history of modern crime, told through the ground-level, insider's perspective of a cop who was able to blend in with the unsavoury, the desperate and the diabolical.

Living on the Edge

Author: Jack Lane

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456759063

Category: Poetry

Page: 372

View: 2306

The primary character “Jim Lacy” portrays a “Gung Ho” young man who volunteered for the “Army Airborne” where he spent time in Korea during the war. Immediately prior to his deployment to Korea, he married a beautiful young lady “Teena” Roberts, whose wealthy parents were killed in a plane crash during his deployment. Since she was an only child, it resulted in a large inheritance settlement to his spouse. That, combined with the large settlement from the air crash made her an extremely wealthy young lady. They elected to place the inheritance in a trust fund for the family children in future years... After returning from his tour of duty he and his wealthy young wife both volunteered for a newly formed “Special Forces Unit” to be deployed in undercover work throughout the world. The unit ultimately evolved into the highly sophisticated US Secret Services Agencies (Un-named) that operate in today’s world. Their positions required extensive long term training prior to deployment on field assignments. The story includes the “Romance, Love & Passions” enjoyed by all young married couples. Parts of the story are based on lives of real people. Many of the names used for the characters in the book “are real names” of the people depicted. It is a story of “mystery and intrigue” as they were assigned to special projects in various parts of the world. It relates to the True Real Life Passions shared by all young married couples. Additionally it includes actions in a world of special agents and intrigue of life most people only read or dream about. If you enjoy a book filled with action, love and will enjoy the story. A sequel of the story is planned.

Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force

Author: James Boyd White,H. Jefferson Powell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116843

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 6810

Neither law nor democracy can survive where the empire of force dominates

Nine Lives

Author: Aimen Dean,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1786073293

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

View: 2342

As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden. As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical weapons programme, he foiled attacks on civilians and saved countless lives, brushing with death so often that his handlers began to call him their spy with nine lives. This is the story of how a young Muslim, determined to defend his faith, found himself fighting on the wrong side – and his fateful decision to work undercover for his sworn enemy. From the killing fields of Bosnia to the training camps of Afghanistan, from running money and equipment in Britain to dodging barrel bombs in Syria, we discover what life is like inside the global jihad, and what it will take to stop it once and for all.

Policing Soviet Society

Author: Louise Shelley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134847459

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 4120

Since its creation immediately after the Russian revolution,the militia has had a broad range of social,political and economic functions necessary to direct and control a highly centralized socialist state.However,as the communst party lost its legitimacy the militia was increasingly thrust into the front line of political conflict.A task it was unsuited to perform.Despite the efforts of perestroika to reform it,the collapse of the Soviet state also led to the collapse of morale within the militia. Louise Shelley provides a comprehensive view of the history,development,functions,personnel and operations of the militia from its inception until after the demise of the Soviet state.The militia combined elements of continental,socialist and colonial policing.Its functions and operations changed with the development of the state,yet it always intervened significantly in citizen's lives and citizens were very much involved in their own control.Over time the militia became more removed from politics and more concerned with crime control,but it always remained a tool of the party. This is the first book to analyze the militia,which was one of the most vital elements of control within the Soviet State.It will be a crucial aid to understanding the authoritarianism of the communist system and its legacy for Russia and the successor states. Louise I.Shelley is Professor at the Department of Justice,Law and Society and the School of International Service at the American University,Washington D.C.

Life After Divorce

Author: Scott Silverii,Leah Silverii

Publisher: Five Stones Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 3494

Welcome to Life After Divorce— We’re proud of you for taking the necessary steps in caring for yourself. This is no time to feel guilty about making sure you’re okay. We want you to know that you're going to be better than okay because you’ll be making decisions based on timeless advice and Biblical principles. We have both survived the soul-shattering trauma of divorce, but we also know the beauty of second chances once healing is achieved. Walk with us through the process and into the light of recovery. Surviving divorce, reclaiming your worth, and rebuilding life is as challenging as it is a wonderful opportunity to see God’s will at work. Leah and I know what it feels like to hit the dark and bumpy patches of life, but we thank God for being a redeeming God of second chances. Divorce is a difficult topic, and it’s possible you’re still going through the process or struggling with the aftermath. We felt led to reach out in these times because we’ve not only been there, but we both wish there’d been someone or something like this book to offer us straight truths in turbulent times. We’re not going to sugarcoat it, or encourage you to say sweet things about yourself in a mirror. Is divorce God’s plan for family? Of course not. A healthy, nuclear family is what He wants for us. But there have been many families in the bible that didn’t meet God’s plan, still He extended grace and blessed them because they sought His heart. And better yet, God used these “less than ideal” families like theirs and ours to build His kingdom. We want to encourage you that through God’s love and your faithfulness, it is possible to find healing, hope, and happiness post-divorce. Our F-A-I-T-H model for recovery to romance provides practical steps and biblical truths for the season of transitioning from defeat to victory. Although you may feel like it, you’re not alone. The next time you’re in church, look around and you’ll see many believers who have been divorced or who are remarried with blended families. While most churches have a heart for the hurting, few provide the direct support to the divorced, or those remarrying and blending families. The effects of those divorces extend beyond single parents, as studies show thirty-five percent of children from divorced parents leave the church all together. We’re not theologians. We’re people just like you, who love God, but who make mistakes. We’ve endured the tragedy of divorce and know without fail that Christ has blessed us with each other. Now, we want to help and encourage others by sharing our journey. There is always hope, Scott and Leah Silverii