This book is a gripping tale of the author’s fascinating experiences and the creative methods he used to succeed and survive in a challenging, difficult, and sometimes dangerous underworld life. Spillers is a natural and gifted storyteller and will put the reader into the very mindset of an undercover officer. The stories gathered here are dynamic, compelling, and at times hilarious.
As a young officer with the Baton Rouge Police department, ex-Marine Charlie Spillers went undercover to infiltrate criminal groups to gather intelligence. Working alone and often unarmed, he constantly attempted to walk the thin line between success and disaster. His closest companions became safecrackers, prostitutes, and burglars, and his efforts evolved into years of undercover work on drug trafficking rings. But the longer he worked the greater the risks became. His final and perhaps most significant work in Baton Rouge was leading a battle against corruption.
Spillers then joined the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and for the next five years continued working undercover, from the Gulf Coast to Memphis; and from New Orleans to Houston. Playing different roles and using multiple identities, he infiltrated drug trafficking groups, auto theft rings, and drug smuggling operations. He capped off a unique career by becoming a career federal prosecutor and the Justice Attaché for Iraq.
|The author's taxi ID card in Gulfport in the undercover name Michael Warren.|
When he first began working to infiltrate heroin trafficking on the Gulf Coast, Spillers
drove a taxi as a cover
Charlie Spillers will be signing and talking about his book at the following times and locations
- Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood
- Tuesday, April 5, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore
- Tuesday, April 5, 5 p.m. at Square Books
- Thursday April 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Book Mart and Cafe
- Thursday, April 14, 5 p.m. at Turnrow Book Company
- Tuesday, April 26, 5 p.m. at Lemuria Bookstore
- Wednesday, May 11, 5 – 6:30 p.m at Main Street Books
- Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Bay Books
- Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble ~ Perkins Rowe
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CHARLIE SPILLERS was an assistant US attorney for twenty-three years, which included volunteering and serving three tours in Iraq for the Department of Justice as the justice attaché for Iraq and as an attorney-advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi and currently serves as an instructor in continuing legal education courses.