- My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorismaf Douglas Century, Edward Follis
A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorismWhat exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, its the dark art of gaining trustthen manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, its playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to makebut without him knowing youre doing so.Edward Follis mastered the chess gameThe Dark Artover the course of his distinguished twenty-seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke 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 butin some casesoperatives 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 agencys 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 ofMiami 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 "e;stealth justice"e; delivered via Predator drone pilots.Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the worlds most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Folliss 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 insiders account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations,The Dark Artis a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one.