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Hot shots and heavy hits :
tales of an undercover drug agent /
Paul E. Doyle ; foreword by Peter Kirby Manning.
|Main Creator:||Doyle, Paul E., 1946-|
"The mean streets of Boston in the 1970s played host to a nefarious underworld of pimps, pushers, and addicts, and Paul "Sully" Doyle was there. From Kenmore Square hippies to South Boston junkies to Combat Zone prostitutes, this undercover operative with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration met every type of unsavory character in town in his fight to bust violent rings of dope, coke, and smack dealers during a turbulent era in the city's history." "Now Special Agent Doyle chronicles his years on the inside. He recalls his rookie days trying to infiltrate the criminal drug world under the tutelage of his veteran partner, through his coming of age as an experienced narc - the author divulges a candid view of the drug war with all its blemishes and glories. The author describes exploits with junkie stool pigeons and hooker informants, college burnouts and Chinatown mobsters, ghetto pimps and violent thugs, bureaucratic obstacles and uncooperative foreign governments, and successful busts and brushes with death. Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, LSD - no illegal substance failed to tempt those seeking the ultimate high, resulting in the long nights, sudden danger, and uncertain outcomes that faced Sully and his partners." "This snapshot of one agent's experiences undercover captures the violence, futility, and endless frustration of the war on drugs. Hot Shots and Heavy Hits provides a glimpse into a harsh world unknown to most of us."--Jacket.
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Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2004.
Paul "Sully" Doyle was an undercover operative with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Boston in the early years of the drug wars. Told with realism and compassion.
Physical description: xiv, 220 pages ; 24 cm
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