Non-Fiction - Memoir

Busting Drug Dealers: Diaries of a DEA Special Agent

Category:Non-Fiction - Memoir

Author:Mike Fredericks

  • Publisher: Special Agent Press
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 408
  • ISBN-13: 979-8987817506

Busting Drug Dealers: Diaries of a DEA Special Agent by Mike Fredericks offers a gripping firsthand account of the harrowing world of drug enforcement, providing readers with a front-row seat to the adrenaline-fueled adventures of a seasoned DEA agent. Fredericks's narrative, drawn from his extensive diaries and court documents, reads like a high-stakes thriller, offering a raw and unfiltered glimpse into the underbelly of world drug trafficking. From the bustling streets of Portland to the treacherous jungles of Colombia, Fredericks takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through his daring escapades, recounting his experiences busting drug dealers and dismantling international drug distribution networks. His vivid descriptions and attention to detail immerse readers in the heart-pounding action, from undercover operations and fast-paced car chases to raids on clandestine drug labs.

Fredericks vividly portrays the colorful characters he encounters, from fellow agents to ruthless drug kingpins, with terrific descriptions. These vivid portraits create authenticity in the narrative, bringing to life the complex world of law enforcement and organized crime. Fredericks doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of his profession, addressing themes of terrorism, drug trafficking, and the toll it takes on families and marriages. His candid storytelling offers a sobering look at the human cost of the War on Drugs while also celebrating the courage of those who risk their lives to combat it. Despite the gritty subject matter, Fredericks infuses his memoir with moments of humor and humanity, showcasing the camaraderie among law enforcement officers. His anecdotes provide insight into the friendships among law enforcement officers and bonds forged in the face of danger. Busting Drug Dealers is a riveting read that will appeal to fans of true crime and thriller genres. Fredericks's firsthand account of his DEA journey is compelling and illuminating, and the cinematic writing augments the entertainment it delivers. 

Reviewed By: James Farlow

Reviewed Date: May 8, 2024

Category: Non-Fiction - Memoir