Jimmy the Wags

Jimmy the Wags

Street Stories of A Privage Eye

Book - 1999 | 1st ed
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After twenty-two years as a New York cop, Jimmy the Wags thought he's seen it all, but it wasn't until he retired and set up as a private eye that his real education began. Now, in his own inimitable voice, he tells a true-life story with all the action, adventure, and atmosphere of Wiseguy or Serpico -- a colorful cautionary tale that reads like fiction.

His first private job was to bodyguard a gaggle of Saudi princes and right away Wags was on a roll: debt collections, a blackmail case, and a divorce surveillance that gives new meaning to the phrase "man's best friend"; movie stars, private jets, car chases, even a helicopter getaway under fire during an international child custody kidnapping.

As the stories pile up, the money gets better and the players get bigger...until he settles in as security chief of an upscale strip club and suddenly finds himself trapped between the Mafia and a psychotic enforcer for the Russian mob.

An up-close-and-personal look at a world we rarely see, from an honest-to-God character whose walk on the wild side ended up on the wrong side of the law.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Company, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688165116
Branch Call Number: 363.289 WAG 1999
Characteristics: 224 p
Additional Contributors: Picciarelli, Patrick


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