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The King of Sting: The Amazing True Story of a Modern American Outlaw

3.12  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Craig Glazer was an ordinary college student when he planned and successfully executed his first fake sting to get back at some drug dealers who had robbed him. The rush he got from the experience led him and a crew of 11 accomplices to mastermind a two-year, 33-sting spree that stretched coast to coast, posing as everything from local police to IRS agents and hotel manage ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 17th 2008 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published July 1st 2008)
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Sarah
Nov 02, 2009 Sarah rated it did not like it
This guy is rather full of himself and spends the entire portion of the book that I could stomach making himself seem way better and cooler and "badder" than I'm sure he actually was

If this had been written "about" him instead of by him, it would probably have been a lot better.
Lisa
Jul 27, 2008 Lisa rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Glazer left Kansas for college in Arizona, got ripped off trying to buy marijuana, and took his inspiration from the movie “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” to get revenge. The sting on the drug dealers — accomplished by Glazer and Don Woodbeck and some friends, pretending to be police — launched his life of crime. The book details many of his early stings with quick, straightforward prose that reads like a novel. Glazer is quick to point out that he and Woodbeck stung only drug dealers and oth ...more
Katrina
Sep 08, 2008 Katrina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes true crime or wanted to be a cowboy when they grew up.
Shelves: adult, non-fiction
This book is a lot like Catch Me If You Can. Glazer impersonates lots of different people and is often a hair's breath away from being caught by the government. If you like that kind of true crime novel or any kind of hero/outlaw, you love this book.

Glazer does a really good job of making you feel right there with him, sweat dripping down your neck, as he takes down drug dealers, fools the FBI, impersonates the DEA and runs for his life over and over. The true feat is that with every high of a
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Adam
Dec 24, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it
The true story about a Jewish kid from Kansas who, during his first year at Arizona State, goes on a nationwide spree of ripping off drug dealers after getting ripped off himself. He's finally caught after countless rip-offs and ends up working for the DEA as an undercover agent.

The first half of the book is great but slows down in the second half. Overall, I learned a lot about the legal process, drug deals, how to pack cocaine and plenty of other things. For the most part, pretty good.
Eric
Aug 18, 2008 Eric rated it liked it
Really interesting story about a guy who poses as an undercover cop setting up drug dealers in a sting operations. Ironic that he didnt get arrested until he was actually hired by the Kansas District Attorneys Office as a real undercover cop playing a drug dealer. This guy watched way too much television and lived in his own TV fantasy world. He is also a local guy from Kansas City and is the owner of one of the most well-known comedy clubs in KC, Stanford & Sons.
Dan
Feb 13, 2015 Dan rated it it was ok
Not a bad book . I just wanted to hear Craig's story after hearing him talk about this book on the Johnny Dare Morning Show. I am glad I borrowed this book and did not pay to read Craig ramble on about himself. Can we say someone has a bad case of the Hey Look at Me's
James
Apr 15, 2009 James rated it did not like it
I don't mind suspending disbelief when reading fiction,
but this book is suppose to be NON FICTION.

The basic facts of his ripping off drug dealers is probably true,
but he enhanced the details to make himself look better and
make the book more readable.

A con artist to the end.
Marti Lawrence
Jul 19, 2010 Marti Lawrence rated it really liked it
Pretty entertaining. The constant self-congratulation got a bit tedious, but it is quite a story, even if it's not all true, as the author claims.
Mike
Nov 19, 2010 Mike rated it liked it
The first half of the book was amazing, the second half slowed down and was kinda hard to get through.
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Sep 14, 2011 Justine Carpenter-mauldin is currently reading it
I bought this for Garrett a few Christmases ago, because he loves to read but has a phobia of library books. (They're filthy because you don't know where other readers have been reading them.)
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