ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING AND FASCINATING THROUGHOUT...As if McClintock were the proverbial fly-on-the-wall, he makes us witnesses. THE BEST AND MOST BRUTAL BOOK OF ITS KIND...McClintock has achieved what Capote established...the methodical point-by-point of it, with the voice of a writer of fiction..The dialogue is utterly awesome. BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN, TOTALLY ENGROSSING. EXPLOSIVE...Enthralling, suspenseful, and heroic. David McClintick roiled Hollywood and Wall Street with his stunning account of high-placed chicanery and cover-up that made Indecent Exposure a smashing international bestseller. Now, after a decade of international bestseller. Now, after a decade of investigative reporting, he brings us another explosive inside story-a story of clashing wills and multiple betrayals that threatened to destory one of the United States government's most ambitious undercover operations. Operation Swordfish was launched secretly in 1981 after the federal government, desperate to stop the narcotics epidemic, devised a fundamental change in strategy. Leaving street-level drug policing to local authorities, the Department of Justice and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration decided to attack the drug barons themselves along their most vital arteries: a serpentine network of banks and corporations through which they manipulated their vast profits. To lure the money, the DEA created a bogus international investment firm in Miami. But to cultivate the trust of the Colombian drug mafia, the agency needed an unusual spy. How Robert Darias, a Cuban emigre and CIA-trained Bay of Pigs officer, led the DEA to the heart of the mafia's tangled and violent network, and how the DEA ultimately "rewarded" him, is a story of deception and betrayal on many levels.
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Descrizione libro Random House Value Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0517116871