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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312667771320 Pages
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After joining the Phoenix Police Department in 1978, Jack Ballentine quickly rose to the top as one of the nation's most sycessful undercover operatives. His specialty: posing as a hit man. Ballentine led a schizophrenic life, changing assumed identities at the drop of a hat as he developed a network in the criminal underworld and was "hired" to kill business partners, spouses, or, in one case, a couple's son. In twenty-four cases, he produced a 100 percent conviction rate on murder conspiracy charges. Murder For Hire details his most shocking assignments while also showing how he balanced his rouch-and-tumble assignments with the demands of his personal life as he built a family with his new stepson. Ballentine's story is a gritty and revealing look at how law enforcement delves into the heart of the criminal world.
From Jack Ballentine's Murder for Hire
I constantly battle with who I am and what I should sound like when I get calls. It becomes even more difficult in the early-morning hours when the phone rings and I'm in a deep sleep. I found...