A highly decorated
veteran agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the
shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism
“It always ends with one phone call. Months—often years—of
undercover work comes to fruition with an innocent-seeming conversation. The
last call. One last call to set them up; one last call to bring them down.”
Over the course of his twenty-seven years with the DEA, Ed Follis bought eight-balls of cocaine in a red Corvette,
negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed
covert relationships with men who were not only international drug traffickers
but—in some cases—operatives for al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United
Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels.
Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the
agency’s radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the
early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts
evocative of Miami Vice. Today,
it uses high-resolution optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge
technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of
“stealth justice” delivered via Predator drone pilots.
Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories
about the world’s most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis’
memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is
documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas
Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story.
The first and
only insider’s account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and
terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that
will electrify you from page one. Download and start listening now!