JIM YOAKUM has been a professional writer for over thirty years. He is the author of five non-fiction books and the screenwriter of three produced films. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, websites and periodicals including Rolling Stone, The Onion and Goldmine. He is also former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives. He is also a professional musician. Some of his writing can be seen at thearchivest.wordpress.com.
Bad, Like Jesse Jamesby Jim Yoakum
BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the amazingly true story of a massively corrupt federal ATF agent who operated out of Detroit, in the mid-1970s. This ATF agent ordered killings, ran Detroit's heroin trade, committed armed robbery, fraud, extortion, he sold stolen guns and explosives to criminals, he plotted to rob a Brinks truck, and he even threatened to blow up Detroit Airport unless he was paid $1,000,000. And he did this, for years, under the nose of Detroit police, and the ATF. He was even awarded Agent of the Month.
BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES also tells how the dogged determination of two brilliant ATF Inspectors eventually brought the very bad man to justice. Bad? Hell, he was not just bad... He was BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES.
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Not since the days of books like Serpico or The French Connection have I read a true crime story with so much impact. I was literally riveted from the first page to the end. Great story-telling and what a fantastic story to tell! This should be snapped up immediately by some movie studio and turned into a blockbuster.