Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of Donnie Brasco comes the amazing and powerful true first-person account of Jerry Speziale, an NYPD detective who went undercover to infiltrate South America's powerful Cali drug cartel. From the start, the man Bernard Kerik called "a hurricane" was a different kind of cop. A former juvenile delinquent, Jerry Speziale was a loose cannon whose antics got him into the crack dens and shooting galleries of New York's meanest streets--and onto an elite DEA narcotics task force charged with taking down South America's powerful Cali drug cartel. Under the tutelage of smooth-talking confidential informant, jeans-and-tee-shirt Jerry was transformed into Armani-clad Geraldo Bartone, the world's top drug trafficker. As Geraldo, he did things he had never dreamed of--piloting planes, captaining cocaine-filled yachts, and meeting the most powerful kingpins in the brutal drug trade. One false move could take him out of the game for good. Yet within a few years, Jerry and the other officers of the task force became the most successful drug unit in U.S. history. Riding a wave of glory and success, Jerry had no idea that he would be the one scammed next. This is his story.