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Deep Cover

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In Deep Cover, Michael Levine takes us with him on one of the most far-reaching drug cases ever mounted—an operation that could have implicated top government officials of three South American countries in the drug trade, and could have gotten American agents deep inside La Corporation, the powerful, deadly, heretofore untouchable group of Bolivian drug lords who supply th ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by (first published 1990)
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Jan 22, 2014 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: patriots and people intereted in policy
Recommended to Angela by: Worldview, the Chicago Public Radio Show
Deep Cover is a no-nonsense, non-fiction depiction from a supremely capable and dedicated undercover public servant of the extreme waste, dishonesty, and negligent homicide perpetrated by U.S. agencies in the drug war.

I heard a radio interview with this person and was impressed with his passion and cynicism. (

Michael Levine is credible. His brother died from suicide after nineteen years of heroine addiction; Levine worked in law enforcement for decades; h
The thing about this book is that although it intrigued me intensely; it just isn't all that cracked up to be. The author sometimes act as if he couldn't believe that America and its people could ever be corrupted; and that, there isn't any fowl play involved in such situations. Suffice it to say, that my expectations about this book were null by the end of it.

Other than that, it does put light on the bad guys and the good guys. I really liked the characters of George Urquijo and Steve Nelson. T
This is an interesting story, but I just can't get past the fact that reading it feels like I'm on some sort of wacked out conspiracy theory website. The irony here is that it is a conspiracy theory, in fact it's a first hand account of an alleged major cover-up by the US government, but I just don't feel the level of shock and outrage that the author is clearly trying to provoke. I think the problem is that he comes off as so over the top that I have trouble taking him seriously. And he's so co ...more
We all read crap from time to time... need a little break. When and where did I get this anyway? Interesting read...Maybe we won't backpack through the jungle in Panama....
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Michael Levine, called “America’s top undercover agent for 25 years” by 60 Minutes, is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep Cover, The Big White Lie and Triangle of Death. , Not only was Levine one of the most decorated undercover agents in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration but he is also one of only a handful of agents that was known for excelli
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