The Last Undercover
The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil
By (author) Bob Hamer
Normal Price: $39.99
Your Price: $35.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.80 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Last Undercover by Bob Hamer
Book DescriptionBob Hamer has worked for the FBI for 26 years as an undercover operative posing as everything from a drug dealer to an aging pedophile. His last undercover assignment - and his hardest - was infiltrating NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association. Now he looks back on a career rich in the kind of action that makes for great cinema, telling of the challenges to his most basic assumptions about himself, how he stared the dark side of humanity in the face - and never blinked. In a job which can blacken a man's soul, he remained true to his faith and always put his family before his work. We will learn why perfection in his commitment to his undercover roles was crucial for survival. We will learn why, despite his ability to remain calm and composed in the most dangerous situations imaginable, he had to reach for his deepest reserves of self-control and discipline while running the NAMBLA investigation. He descended into a shadowy world most of us have only glimpsed in novels or movies. Now, in his own words, Bob Hamer tells us how, for over 25 years he ran the gauntlet and successfully concluded his LAST UNDERCOVER.
Buy Last Undercover book by Bob Hamer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781599951010
(236mm x 161mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Center Street
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bob Hamer
American Heroes on the Homefront, Paperback / softback (July 2014)
A "chronicle of our national heroes' sacrifices and triumphs in Iraq and Afghanistan after their return to the homefront"--
Targets Down, Paperback / softback (June 2011)
While on a spiritual quest of his own, an FBI agent is tasked with finding whoever critically wounded a fellow agent's wife and uncovers a world of Russian organized crime, neo-Nazis, and sex slavery.
Enemies Among Us, Paperback / softback» View all books by Bob Hamer
Hamer's debut novel delivers realism only an undercover FBI agent can bring. "Enemies Among Us" will grab [readers] from word one and stay with [them] long after [they've] read the last evocative page.--Vince Flynn, "New York Times"-bestselling author.
US Kirkus Review » First-person account of the author's 26 years infiltrating gangs, organized-crime syndicates and other groups of lawbreakers.Hamer entered the FBI in 1980 after attending law school and serving in the Marine Corps as a judge advocate. He volunteered for undercover work, drawing strength for this demanding job from his devoted wife and children, and from "an unwavering belief that God, for whatever reason and however undeserved, had wrapped His protective arms around me." As with every book of this ilk, it is difficult to verify the details; the author notes that the Bureau required him to submit the manuscript for pre-publication review and ordered that the names of all FBI agents be deleted. Hamer's account, however, rings truer than many other books by undercover law-enforcement agents. Bravado is almost entirely absent, and a ruminative vein runs through the case accounts. The author worked undercover to expose the criminal activities of Los Angeles-based street gangs, plus various ethnic-centered organized-crime groups, including Sicilians, Mexicans, Russians and Asians. The main narrative thread concerns his infiltration of the North American Man/Boy Love Association. The group's members, adult men who desired sexual relations with boys, usually pre-teens, apparently convinced themselves that these relationships were not merely carnal and were in violation of the law only because of narrow-minded legislators, judges and police officers. Working the case year after year sickened Hamer, but he explains that he reined in his anger by keeping in mind the importance of convicting such predators. To his credit, he portrays most of his targets as complicated human beings, rather than simple perverts. A few lengthy rehashes of conversations with his targets seem superfluous, but in general Hamer keeps the narrative interesting. Especially educational is his depiction of the lengths to which undercover agents must go to gather admissible evidence for an indictment and a trial.Above-average entry in the My Life Undercover genre. (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Last Undercover book by Bob Hamer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Bob Hamer
Bob Hamer is a 26-year veteran of the FBI, having worked organized crime, gangs, terrorism, and child exploitation
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.