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Chemical Cowboys: The DEA's Secret Mission to Hunt Down a Notorious Ecstasy Kingpin

Authors: Sweetingham, Lisa
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO024000, TRU003000, HIS036080
ISBN: 9780345509772, Related ISBNs: 0345499956, 0345509773, 0345521153, 9780345499950, 9780345509772
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 464,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In 1995, after receiving a tip from an informant that a new drug called Ecstasy was being pushed in Manhattan’s nightclubs, DEA agent Robert Gagne embarked on a mission to unravel one of the world’s most lucrative drug-trafficking networks. Chemical Cowboys tracks Gagne as he infiltrates New York’s club scene, uncovering a multimillion-dollar criminal empire that spans continents. At its helm is Oded “Fat Man” Tuito, an Israeli fugitive and elusive drug kingpin who combines Wall Street business savvy with old-fashioned street smarts and a taste for violence. 

A taut behind-the-scenes glimpse into an international criminal enterprise, Chemical Cowboys is a riveting tale of one man’s obsessive pursuit of justice—and the personal cost of that obsession.
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