The Dark Art by Edward Follis audiobook

The Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-Terrorism

By Edward Follis and Douglas Century
Read by Ray Porter

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781592408931

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781483023984

  • ISBN: 9781483023960

  • ISBN: 9781483023977

Runtime: 7.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A highly decorated veteran agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism

"It always ends with one phone call. Months—often years—of undercover work comes to fruition with an innocent-seeming conversation. The last call. One last call to set them up; one last call to bring them down."

Over the course of his twenty-seven years with the DEA, Ed Follis bought eight-balls of cocaine in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug traffickers but—in some cases—operatives for al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels.

Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of "stealth justice" delivered via Predator drone pilots.

Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis' memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story.

The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“All the old salty agents in the office couldn’t help but notice Eddie when he arrived…The country owes him a great debt of gratitude. This book is a knockout.” William Queen, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Edward Follis

Author Bio: Edward Follis

Edward Follis, since retiring from the DEA, spends much of the year traveling worldwide, offering his consulting expertise in the fields of global security, tactical intelligence, and risk assessment. He has been designated by the US District Courts as a certified expert in the subjects of narco-terrorism, international drug trafficking, and global terrorist networks.

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Author Bio: Douglas Century

Author Bio: Douglas Century

Douglas Century is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller by William Queen Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America’s Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and coauthor with Rick Cowan of Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter and Street Kingdom: Five Years inside the Franklin Avenue Posse. He has coauthored several highly acclaimed memoirs, including If Not Now, When?Brotherhood of Warriors; and Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption from South Central to Hollywood. He has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Newsday, and other publications and is a contributing editor at Tablet magazine.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English