A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior

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Paperback. Pub Date: 07 Pages: 336 Publisher: Mariner Books A fascinating personal story about a man whose search for meaning in his life makes him reject his life's work.-The Washington Post Book World He calls himself Joey O'Shay . and he's a cop with a genius for the drug bust. But after more than two decades undercover. he's no longer so certain who the heroes of the drug war are. or what the fight is for. Still. he never feels so alive as when he's doing a deal. So this time he sets out to test himself against the elite of the drug business. the Colombians and their fine. pure heroin. Maybe he'll finally meet his match. Maybe he'll put down this life and leave Joey O'Shay behind for good. This is a look at drug enforcement that leaves you wishing it was a novel so it wouldn't be true. The hero. Joey O'Shay. is an artist in his own genre and has to be one of the hardest ...

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Joey O'Shay is a cop with a genius for the drug bust. But after more than two decades undercover, he's no longer so certain who the heroes of the drug war are, or what the fight is for. Still, he never feels so alive as when he's doing a deal. So this time he sets out to test himself against the elite of the drug business, the Colombians and their fine, pure heroin. Maybe he'll finally meet his match.
Charles Bowden, author of the critically acclaimed Down by the River, follows O'Shay as he sets the deal in motion. A Shadow in the City confirms Bowden's reputation as a bold, genre-bending chronicler of the underworld.

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""A Shadow in the City" is a condemnation of the drug war, with a top officer saying the point of the war eludes him. But it's also a fascinating personal story about a man whose search for meaning in his life makes him reject his life's work."--"The Washington Post Book World"

"No writer casts a colder and more perceptive eye on our culture than Chuck Bowden. This is a look at drug enforcement that leaves you wishing it was a novel so it wouldn't be true. The hero, Joey O'Shay, is an artist in his own genre and has to be one of the hardest men in our history."--Jim Harrison, author of "Legends of the Fall"

PRAISE FOR"A SHADOW IN THE CITY"

""A Shadow in the City"is a condemnation of the drug war, with a top officer saying the point of the war eludes him. But it's also a fascinating personal story about a man whose search for meaning in his life makes him reject his life's work."--"The Washington Post Book World"

"No writer casts a colder and more perceptive eye on our culture than Chuck Bowden. This is a look at drug enforcement that leaves you wishing it was a novel so it wouldn't be true. The hero, Joey O'Shay, is an artist in his own genre and has to be one of the hardest men in our history."--Jim Harrison, author of"Legends of the Fall"

PRAISE FOR "A SHADOW IN THE CITY"
""A Shadow in the City" is a condemnation of the drug war, with a top officer saying the point of the war eludes him. But it's also a fascinating personal story about a man whose search for meaning in his life makes him reject his life's work."--"The Washington Post Book World"
No writer casts a colder and more perceptive eye on our culture than Chuck Bowden. This is a look at drug enforcement that leaves you wishing it was a novel so it wouldn t be true. The hero, Joey O Shay, is an artist in his own genre and has to be one of the hardest men in our history. --Jim Harrison, author of "Legends of the Fall"
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PRAISE FOR A SHADOW IN THE CITY
" A Shadow in the City is a condemnation of the drug war, with a top officer saying the point of the war eludes him. But it's also a fascinating personal story about a man whose search for meaning in his life makes him reject his life's work."-- The Washington Post Book World
No writer casts a colder and more perceptive eye on our culture than Chuck Bowden. This is a look at drug enforcement that leaves you wishing it was a novel so it wouldn t be true. The hero, Joey O Shay, is an artist in his own genre and has to be one of the hardest men in our history. --Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall
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