A revealing and unique insider's perspective of both the DEA and major international drug rings.
Edward Follis worked as a senior agent for the DEA in the US, Mexico, the Middle East, and Asia. He performed undercover infiltrations, and in 2008 was responsible for the arrest of the head of the largest opium- and heroin-trafficking operation in the world. He is a certified expert on narcoterrorism, global heroin trafficking, Mexican cocaine cartels, and radical Islamic terrorist networks. He is also the author of the 2002 US Senate's Global Heroin Strategy. Douglas Century is the bestselling co-author of Under and Alone and Takedown: the fall of the last Mafia empire.
'Ed Follis is the real deal.'-- Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning director, producer and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Untold History of the United States
'I grilled Eddie for days. I wanted to understand what it's like to get to know someone so well that you're going to have to betray within months or years. How far do you have to go to fool everyone? Your life is at stake. The government's at stake. Everything is at stake.'-- John Travolta, star of Savages
'All the old salty agents in the office couldn't help but notice Eddie when he arrived. He had the grit and resolve of a sheepdog, wasn't afraid of anything and we all wondered if that was going to get him killed someday ... The country owes him a great debt of gratitude. This book is a knockout.'-- William Queen, author of the New York Times bestselling Under and Alone
'Utterly compelling. I had to remind myself that Follis's story is fact, as the action, danger and situations he experienced read like those in any good thriller. Follis tells his story with as much reverence for the kingpins he targeted as he does for his own accomplishments. It was a confrontational read, but it also provided insight into the intricacies of the fight between good and evil and the link between terrorism and drug trafficking.'* Good Reading Magazine *