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Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 1, 2008
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"NBA Referee Delaney's fascinating account of his prior life...will be a must-read for those drawn to Joe Pistone's similar account in Donnie Brasco..." -- Publisher's Weekly Starred Review - October 15, 2007
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"Bob... it's me... Pat from ALAMO." Then the name, the face, the place and time, all came together in Delaney's hidden memory, unlocking the combination to his secret inner vault.Read more ›
Enter Bob Delaney. From early on, his love of family and friends and his respect for the law molded him into a person capable of self-sacrifice. A successful career as a law-enforcement officer was laid out before him, and that is unselfish enough. But Delaney took it further than that, going undercover at great physical and emotional expense to put "bad guys" behind bars. Once this complicated and dangerous deed was accomplished, no one could have blamed Delaney for going into hiding and living the rest of his life in the shadows of fear. Instead, Delaney chose to step into the limelight of professional sports and live life to its fullest.
Covert tells the amazing story of a heroic man who would claim to be anything but a hero. In Delaney's mind, he did a job that needed doing. In Delaney's world, good people fight on the side of good. It's as simple as that.
Covert is a great, thrilling read. But it's more than just a book about true crime or sports; it's a human drama. Delaney and co-author Dave Scheiber of the St. Petersburg Times create a ride that will keep you turning the pages from the time you pick up the book -- and ultimately uplift you.
To judge a man, you first have to walk in his shoes. In Delaney's case, these are big shoes to fill.
-- Jim Melvin, author of The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy
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I thought there would be a lot more action and detail. Too much self reflection and not enough about the operation itself.Published on July 3, 2013 by Lucky Bruce
Product arrived on time and in the condition it was stated to be in. I was very satisifed with what I recieved.Published on January 9, 2012 by Ted B. Doyle
Bob Delaney is a respected NBA referee whose life journey brought him through some stressful and harrowing events in infiltrating the mob in New Jersey's long shore.
Mr. Read more
I am usually the first person to love a mystery or a Mob story, but this is textbook.
I was intrigued by the title and the jacket of the book, but by the 4th chapter or... Read more
Reading Bobby's book was riveting. Quite honestly, if the source had been made anonymous, it would have been too good of a book to be true. Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by Orangebang
The first part of "Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob" is an incredible account of NBA Ref Bob Delaney's life as an undercover state trooper living the life as a wise guy in New... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Fast Fidos
Although I haven't seen Bob Delaney in 40 years, I have known him since 1965 when we started high school together. Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by George Kuhn