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The Insider

In this true tale “that reads like a thriller” (Dallas Morning News), learn the dangerous games played by the FBI’s most lucrative secret weapon, Billy Breen, and how he fought crime by burying himself inside of it.

After twenty-five years undercover with the mob, Billy Breen surfaced to tell the harrowing true story of how he burrowed into the living heart of organized crime—and how the FBI lost its nerve.

A charismatic con man, Billy Breen took life-threatening risks not for money or glory, but to see mob heads roll. While working with the FBI, Breen assisted in several history-making cases, from one of the biggest cocaine busts the country’s seen to unraveling the mob’s national network for handling stolen goods.

A lesser man might have jumped for cover into the Federal Witness Protection Program, but Breen refused to give up and continued his war against crime.

“Goddard writes with tense detail about the high-wire acts Breen had to balance… [and] captures a rare insider’s view of the war against organized crime and drug dealing.” – Boston Sunday Herald

Donald Goddard (1928–2003) was a trans-Atlantic journalist and an author of books on organized crime. Some of his books include The InsiderUndercover, and All Fall Down