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

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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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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2005, 0-15-101183-4

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"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 men in our history."--Jim Harrison
 
"A Shadow in the City portrays an elusive underworld in the perfect tones of a dream. It is a story full of courage-of bravery that belongs not merely to the embattled agent who is the subject here, but also to the great Charles Bowden for his insistence on non-fiction, and the continuing purity of his work."--William Langewiesche, author of American Ground

Charles Bowden is a journalist whose work appears regularly in Harper's, GQ, and other national publications. He is the author of several previous books of nonfiction, including the critically acclaimed Down by the River, a New York Times Notable Book. He lives in Tucson.

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