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Without a Badge by Jerry Speziale from Books In Motion.com Audio CD – Audiobook, August 4, 2015
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Speziale has an amazing life story to tell, and nails the high points of his 20-year-long career. --Publishers Weekly
This harrowing autobiography provides a fascinating peek into a subculture few of us have ever seen before. --Washington Post
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Top Customer Reviews
If you, read a "true crime" book only now and again -- buy this book. If you read "true crime" regularly this will be one of your all-time favorites.
Speziale puts his life on the line to pursue Columbian drug cartels away from his family for extended lengths of time. This story puts you there with him, that's why it's so captivating and even frightening at times. I'm glad that he wrote this book because so many times the general public doesn't understand the sacrifices and heroism that members of law enforcement make to fight crime.
If you enjoy true crime, this book will definitely be one of your favorites.
-Jennifer Chase, author of thriller "Compulsion"
It appeared to me that in his recounting of the "facts", few others existed in other than a passing manner and in some cases, not at all. One noteable example of his failure to credit others involved is when he states that he lead the Vancouver, BC, Canada, DEA agents on the raid outside of Vancouver. Not without the involvement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police he didn't.
If there was arresting to be done, Jerry didn't do it as the DEA does not have jurisdiction in British Columbia, nor anywhere else in Canada for that matter. Getting a warrent or a phone tap is a tougher job in Canada than in the USA and Jerry would not even be able to approach the courts to obtain one, let alone serve it or put a tap in place.
Good info, lots of credit to Jerry for his efforts, but way too much "me" and "I".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is a great book to read plus I went to school with mr Jerry Speziale it was Exciting too read about himPublished on October 4, 2012 by CHARRY VERHAGE
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK VERY MUCH ESPECIALLY BEING A TRUE STORY OF A COP'S CAREER IN THE NYPD. I COULDN'T WAIT TO READ MORE EACH DAY. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by steve
Must be made into a Movie. A beautiful narration and the book is serious, Funny and scary.Without A Badge: Undercover in the World's Deadliest Criminal OrganizationPublished on December 3, 2009 by Rahul Kaushik
This book can be summed up like this.....
this one time, we flew down to Brazil and busted some drug dealers. Read more