From New York’s foremost
bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street” comes the story of a
modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian, with
clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York.
With from-the-gut prose,
Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But
Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day
“macher”—using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of
jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic
insider who’s seen it all.
Prepare to be shocked but
also informed in The Fixer as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of the
courtroom and even prison—not to mention the shameless activities of his
unbelievable list of clients, including former New York Giants Plaxico Burress
and Lawrence Taylor; rappers Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule, Lil’ Wayne, and DMX;
comedian Katt Williams; notorious Manhattan madam Kristin Davis; and former IMF
chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You’ll see why the New York Times describes
Judelson as “an inevitable entry in the BlackBerrys of New York defense
lawyers, an ATM for desperate rappers, actors, athletes, executives, and madams
with pocketbooks much fatter than his.”
The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Judelson as
he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds: which judge
might let you slide, which ones have zero tolerance, which lawyers do pro bono
for the right case, and the cops and DAs who believe in second chances.
Judelson illuminates a world almost entirely opaque to the general public but
also entertains and informs with the inside scoop on the underbelly of the
justice system. Download and start listening now!