The Last Cowboy: The True Story of One of DEA's Most Decorated Undercover Agents

The Last Cowboy: The True Story of One of DEA's Most Decorated Undercover Agents

by Tim Sellers


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ISBN-13: 9780985412708
Publisher: Four Winds Books
Publication date: 05/18/2012
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 599,722
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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The Last Cowboy: The True Story of One of DEA's Most Decorated Undercover Agents 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for future SA.
potpig More than 1 year ago
BUY THIS BOOK! I've known Tim Sellers for almost 20 years and have the honor and downright pleasure to work with him on numerous occasions. Through "high five's" and "tears" Tim was and remains the truest form of "Old School" narcotics agent I've ever met. Tim's adherence to traditional law enforcement values and the “Old Code” is THE EXAMPLE for all agents and law enforcers to follow. This book (one of what I hope will become a set of works) is the definitive example of the evolution of the “on the ground” law enforcement world today. This book is exactly the kind of book that Tim would write. His accounts of "daring do" and “grave digger humor” along with the associated apparent, and real, frustration with the “administrivia” involved in a powerful bureaucracy is exactly what you encounter in the world of narcotics enforcement. Tim delivers his accounts very naturally, possessing that exceedingly rare quality of “writing just like you talk”. I could hear his rusty voice as I read and vividly remembered the “times in the sun” as well as the “times in the doghouse” that one experiences in a law enforcement career. This book is a gift for the new and aging law enforcer as well as anyone with a pension for excitement and adventure. Mind you, I am not a good reader. I struggle with fleeting attention, boredom and the blurry vision that accompanies old age, but I read this book in one setting! I don't believe that I've ever done that before. The book makes a logical progression through daily operations and encounters to the big reveal, Tim’s encounter with the terrorist threat (not going to ruin the book by detailing anything here folks). I can assure the reader, this book is the actual account, not some overblown, self indulgent, “I love me” book written by a guy that never left the office. Tim lived it, caused it, fixed it and in the end blessed us by bringing it to us for our pleasure.
Betsy_FB More than 1 year ago
Reading Tims book brought back fond memories of him and his partners sitting at my Mothers dinner table eating tacos and telling their stories. I remember a few of them most notably the marshmallow one! Nothing in this book surprised because it is so Tim, when he went after someone or something he never came back without his prize. Well done!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to hang out with Tim in the early '90s. It's fascinating to read this book because so much of the stuff he writes about was happening during that time, and I had only a vague idea about what he was doing. Now I know the rest of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read for anyone who has been in law enforcement, their loved ones, or just anyone that enjoys a great book, a real book, about real life adventures in the world of busting up criminals. The book is funny, genuine, touching, and without one ounce of bitterness or anger one would expect from someone who has seen so many years of the ugly side of humanity. I read it straight through. It's just one terrific book and you finish it satisfied that you've been told the truth, been taken on a wild ride and deposited at the end in a world left a little safer because good men like Mr Sellers did their job, and did it well. Five stars indeed!!
Jeffrey_DC More than 1 year ago
In "The Last Cowboy", Timothy Sellers details his long and impressive career in law enforcement. Through a chronicle of professional anecdotes, the author's deep and powerful drive to protect the innocent is imparted on the reader. The author's heroic actions in numerous dangerous situations provide the reader with incite into his courageous character. In the book "On Killing", Lt. Col. Dave Grossman posits that all men are either wolves, sheep, or sheep dogs. Timothy Sellers has detailed a lifetime of behavior which clearly demonstrates he is a sheep dog. He has risked everything to protect the innocent from the wolves of the world. My hat is off to him. Get this book, it is a good story.
NonReaderDC More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you the last time I read a book from cover to cover. I started reading this and couldn't put it down! This is a fun, fast read. The author's experiences are both entertaining and heartwarming. It's a comfort to know that there are men like Tim Sellers serving our country with humility, character and values.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been in the perimeters of law enforcement for 34 years with DEA, I had the pleasure of working with Tim Sellers while he was assigned to the El Paso Field Division Office. I read his book. It reminded me of the "lapse" times when the war stories would surface among the Agent personnel. Tim, above all others, related his experiences with facts (no embellishments) and experiences, and a point of view that would enthrall you. He 's not full of himself and adds a unique sense of humor towards his life as a "cop of all trades", is humble and forever calling it as he's seen it . A lot of lives were saved in the process. As I told Tim, this book is a great read. My Stetson's off to him for his observations, feelings, humor and just being his well-grounded self. This is a "keeper"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good book. Tim’s stories have incredible oomph, and I quickly felt close to his character. He’s an undercover showman that gave the bad guy audience the performance they demanded without a single hint of his true identity. He is a mentalist that reads and controls minds. Without these skills the Mexican Cartels would have surely killed him. The book was insightful, nerve racking and entertaining. He is a brave person and a national treasure.
Lamar1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Written by a true American hero. This book is insightful and entertaining. Non-stop action..a real eye opener. I couldn't put it down, enjoyed every page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is how law enforcement should be. The stories in this book will stand your hair on end. Mr Sellers writes in an easy to read - easy to understand format that will make you want to read the entire book in one setting. The fact that the stories are true gives the reader an in depth look at the challenges our law enforcers face in thes county. Makes you glad that Tim Sellers was on our side!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title encouraged me to buy this book. The contents blew my mind. Most cop stories are all about their ego, or how they took on the system & the agency to achieve fame. But this guy is different. He tells it like it really is. It was as if I was sitting across the table from him swapping stories. I worked with real characters over the year, but I really wished I worked with Tim. Good job man.
MEP1811 More than 1 year ago
I read The Last Cowboy on a recent plane flight ; an hour and half later the plane was landing and I finished the book. This book is true to life, painting a picture of how Law Enforcement used to be focused on putting bad guys in jail , taking risks and daring unconventional thinking. Is a fast read and is never boring.
lukezorah More than 1 year ago
My wife and I both enjoyed this book. Not a dull moment, action packed, funny, true. I highly recommend it.
MerrySackett More than 1 year ago
I just got the book this morning and I couldn't put it down! I mean, what's not to love? A true story about someone who took down a suicide bomber? Can't go wrong. It was exciting and I wasn't expecting to laugh out loud as many times as I did when reading it. This guy's the real deal. Great American!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was my summer surprise! I can tell you that this book is going to be a best seller. Tim Sellers is marvelous writer, with a dry wit that will send you for the Kleenex box to wipe off the tears of laughter. Funny, fast paced, heroic. Honestly, i was getting real tired of reading all the "Super Cop" stories and "It was me against the agency" type books. This book is different, like no other cop book I have read (I am addicted to reading police memoirs). Tim Sellers comes across as a truly humble American hero who actually loved his job and was grateful for the chance to live out his dreams of "thumping the Bad Barts of the drug and terror worlds". This book was uplifting, wildly entertaining and well written. Pull the trigger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True to fact, historical and very entertaining. A must read!