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The Resource Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

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Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
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Chasing Phil
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the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
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David Howard
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eng
Summary
  • "A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in '70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan--two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents--were about to embark on one of their agency's first wire-wearing undercover missions. Their target? Charismatic, globetrotting con man Phil Kitzer, whom some called the world's greatest swindler. From the Thunderbird, the three men took off to Cleveland, to Miami, to Hawaii, to Frankfurt, to the Bahamas--meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop. But as the young agents, playing the role of proteges and co-conspirators, became further entangled in Phil's outrageous schemes over their months on the road, they also grew to respect him--even care for him. Meanwhile, Phil began to think of Jack and J.J. as best friends, sharing hotel rooms and inside jokes with them and even competing with J.J. in picking up women. Phil Kitzer was at the center of dozens of scams in which he swindled millions of dollars, but the FBI was mired in a post-Watergate malaise and slow to pivot toward a new type of financial crime that is now all too familiar. Plunging into the field with no undercover training, the agents battled a creaky bureaucracy on their adventures with Phil, hoping the FBI would recognize the importance of their mission. Even as they grew closer to Phil, they recognized that their endgame--the swindler's arrest--was drawing near
  • "Two FBI agents go undercover in the bureau's first wire-wearing operation, and end up befriending the charismatic con man they're charged with bringing down"--
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no index present
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non fiction
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Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm89231991
Dimensions
25 cm
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371 pages:
Isbn
9781101907429
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(hardback)
Lccn
2017008813
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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illustrations;
Label
Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm89231991
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
371 pages:
Isbn
9781101907429
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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