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Cop Without a Badge: The Extraordinary Undercover Life of Kevin Maher Paperback – August 4, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Kipps (Out of Focus) deftly labels Maher an "excitement junkie," and the aptness of that term is clear from the first paragraph of this high-speed bio. From a broken home, Maher early became addicted to fast cars, and at 17, driving a stolen car, he led police on a wild chase from the Bronx in New York City to the Catskills. For this he got a prison sentence of up to four years. After escape and re-incarceration, he had the good fortune to encounter detective Jim Doherty, who became a second father to him. He then built a career as a confidential informant for various police departments, the FBI and the DEA. His fascination with fast cars continuing, he met at a drag-racing strip the scion of one of Colombia's drug families and for several years was a serious cocaine addict whose habit wrecked his first two marriages and derailed his career as an informant. Eventually he conquered his addiction and now works for a security firm in New Jersey. From all the derring-do here emerges the portrait of a man who never grew up. First serial to Penthouse.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A giant read in the tradition of true crime book, "Cop Without A Badge" sets the stage for an awesome cinematic experience." --Chris Noth
"Fast moving and entertaining, "Cop Without A Badge" presents an inside look at the intangible relationship between a police officer and a paid informant." --Robert Creighton, Former Police Commissioner, Suffolk County, New York