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Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage--a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter

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Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage--a harrowing true story
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Snatched
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from drug queen to informer to hostage--a harrowing true story
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Bruce Porter
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eng
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  • "Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade.After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches. Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance"--
  • "Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade. After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children--until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named "Operation Princess," the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America--and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a federal agent in their clutches. Snatched is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of Blow, Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance"--
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Porter, Bruce
Dewey number
363.450973
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no index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.P6253 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Drug traffic
  • Women drug dealers
  • Informers
  • Undercover operations
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
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Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage--a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter
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online resource
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781250031785
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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DEA164D2-38F6-4BA8-9232-2FA0A6CE35EB
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  • 1037901
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Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage--a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter
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Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250031785
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DEA164D2-38F6-4BA8-9232-2FA0A6CE35EB
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  • (TLC)erc0000452299
  • 1037901

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