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The Resource Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter

Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter

Label
Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story
Title
Snatched
Title remainder
from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Porter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade. After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children-- until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named 'Operation Princess,' the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America-- and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a Federal agent in their clutches. 'Snatched' is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of 'Blow,' Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Bruce,
Dewey number
363.450973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.P6253 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug traffic
  • Women drug dealers
  • Informers
  • Undercover operations
Label
Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A knock on the door -- Miss Columbia -- Arriving in Paradise -- Bogot<U+00d4>a -- Prince of the City -- Majorca -- Meeting "Boston George" -- Happy again -- Kingpins -- Tom Selleck returns -- Bye-bye, Ernesto -- Operation Princess -- First pickup -- The deluge -- Pilar's "excitement mode" -- Taking heat from the AG -- Joe blows a fuse -- Some really bad shit -- So stupid! -- The cow will be killed -- What's wrong with me? -- Hiding the weenie -- Do it while I'm sleeping -- Enter Nixon -- Into the jungle -- Woo, woo, Mamasota! -- Homecoming -- The verdict
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250031778
Lccn
2015044972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn934382761
  • 1605164
  • (OCoLC)934382761
Label
Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story, Bruce Porter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A knock on the door -- Miss Columbia -- Arriving in Paradise -- Bogot<U+00d4>a -- Prince of the City -- Majorca -- Meeting "Boston George" -- Happy again -- Kingpins -- Tom Selleck returns -- Bye-bye, Ernesto -- Operation Princess -- First pickup -- The deluge -- Pilar's "excitement mode" -- Taking heat from the AG -- Joe blows a fuse -- Some really bad shit -- So stupid! -- The cow will be killed -- What's wrong with me? -- Hiding the weenie -- Do it while I'm sleeping -- Enter Nixon -- Into the jungle -- Woo, woo, Mamasota! -- Homecoming -- The verdict
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250031778
Lccn
2015044972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn934382761
  • 1605164
  • (OCoLC)934382761

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