- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: Titletown Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (September 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982720602
- ISBN-13: 978-0982720608
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,957,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Citizen Spy: The Mob, Money-Laundering and Murder 1st Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
Morgan's discovery of drug-dealing in his daughter's school sends him on a vigilante quest for justice that takes him far beyond backwoods drug dealers. Soon he's chasing down drug runners, going undercover, and infiltrating the mafia, all without the support of law enforcement. When Morgan eventually brings his knowledge to the authorities, he becomes part of an ongoing investigation that culminates in the secondhand confession that gives the title its third M: the mob had Pope John Paul I murdered. The problem with all this is that Morgan provides little evidence beyond his own pulpy accounts, presented often in dialogue seemingly borrowed from The Sopranos. With the investigation closed, and no proof of murder provided, Morgan's undercover efforts seem to have produced nothing. But it's the over-dramatic, overly familiar style that sinks his account. Readers will be surprised that they aren't able to connect to such an exciting subject. (July) (c)
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About the Author
Robert W. Morgan was a rising Florida filmmaker when he decided to try to make a difference and become an informant. Morgan's activities earned him a pass among the Mafia, not suspecting he was leading a triple life: working for the DEA and FBI, too.He now lives and writes in Montana.
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As I read Citizen Spy, I could picture everything and everybody he described. It was like watching a suspense thriller on film (in my head. And to top it off, it's a true story. I could not put it down (I read it in 2 nights!)
Would be cool if it was made into a movie.
As a history enthusiast, I recommend this book to all who seek the truth, the hidden history, behind what is commonly taught in our schools or reported in the news.
What is that all about?
Therein lies the essence of this book -- at least to me. The road less travelled, once you see it, is the obvious road.
But there are so many sides to this book. There's the sheer pleasure of Morgan's prose. And the insight into the inner workings of government and mafia and the human mind. He is so generously candid with the reader about his own doubts and ambitions and conflicts -- you experience the genuine ambiguity in the situation. You experience how confounding it is to just do the right thing for its own sake, to have the fairy tale ending deferred.
And then there's Morgan himself... the mass of contradiction, the tender interior who fits right in there with the gangsters, the shaman, the warrior, the papa, the guy on the street.
This is an important book... It would be a great spy novel if it were fiction, but it's not fiction. And because of that, it brings you beyond the comfort zone.
It would be hard to believe that "Morgan" has had all of the experience that he has undergone and exposed himself to.
The real truth is, The names,places, and dates all match up to what Morgan has stated in this book.
I recommend this book to parents and grandparents alike to help them be aware of what is going on in the local school yards& play grounds in their city as "Morgan" did at his daughter's school. I give Robert the full credit he deserves for following a lead on drug sales to the very end and to expose himself and his story to the public in his writing of "Citizen Spy.