Murder for Hire

Murder for Hire

My Life as the Country's Most Successful Undercover Agent

Book - 2011
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Jack Ballentine became a Phoenix police officer in 1978 and quickly rose to become one of the world's most successful undercover operatives. His specialty: posing as a hit man. None of the people who hired him had any inkling that he was actually a cop, and he obtained 24 convictions out of 24 indictments on murder conspiracy charges. He worked with criminals of all sorts, from vengeful spouses and partners to the criminally insane, with one thing in common: the desire to have someone killed. In assuming an alternate identity and developing a reputation among the Phoenix underground--bikers, strippers, junkies, and thugs--Ballentine developed an intricate network of sources who kept him extremely busy. All the while, he strove for the semblance of a normal life with a new wife and stepson. His story is a unique look at how law enforcement delves into the heart of the criminal world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2011, c2009
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9780312667771
0312667779
Branch Call Number: HV7911.B27 A3 2011x
363.2092
Characteristics: xii, 300 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm

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Unclose May 02, 2012

Some high points but more a love story than the dossier of a heavyweight undercover cop. Not a serious work. Slightly sensationalized, predictable, and stacked with cliches. If you're interested in noir, then this is not your ticket.

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