The Big White Lie: The Deep Cover Operation That Exposed the CIA Sabotage of the Drug War

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In The Big White Lie, Michael Levine, former DEA agent and bestselling author of Deep Cover, leads the reader through a decade of undercover work.

Levine's prose is fast-moving, highly readable, and hard-hitting. He tells how the beautiful South American "Queen of Cocaine" seduced the CIA into protecting her from prosecution as she sold drugs to Americans; how CIA-sponsored paramilitary ousted, tortured, and killed members of a pro-DEA Bolivian ruling party; and how the CIA ...

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Overview

In The Big White Lie, Michael Levine, former DEA agent and bestselling author of Deep Cover, leads the reader through a decade of undercover work.

Levine's prose is fast-moving, highly readable, and hard-hitting. He tells how the beautiful South American "Queen of Cocaine" seduced the CIA into protecting her from prosecution as she sold drugs to Americans; how CIA-sponsored paramilitary ousted, tortured, and killed members of a pro-DEA Bolivian ruling party; and how the CIA created La Corporacion, the "General Motors of cocaine," which led directly to the current cocaine/crack epidemic.

As a 25-year veteran agent for the DEA, Michael Levine worked deep-cover cases from Bangkok to Buenos Aires, and witnessed firsthand scandalous violations of drug laws by U.S. officials.

This "shocking expose" (Publishers Weekly) by the author of the New York Times bestseller Deep Cover probes what Michael Levine calls the "deadliest lie" ever perpetrated on U.S. citizens by the government--the War on Drugs. Former drug enforcement officer Levine reveals the truth about this failed "war."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This hair-raising memoir by a former undercover DEA agent points out the U.S. government's failure to uphold anti-drug laws. Oct.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780985238629
  • Publisher: Laura Kavanau-Levine
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Pages: 492
  • Sales rank: 995,725
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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