Murder for hire: my life as the country's most successful undercover agent

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Jack Ballentine became a Phoenix police officer in 1978 and quickly rose to the top as one of the world’s most successful undercover operatives. His specialty: posing as an undercover hit man. None of the people who hired him had any inkling that he was actually a cop, and his work led to a perfect rate of twenty-four convictions out of twenty-four indictments on murder conspiracy charges.

Murder for Hire is Ballentine’s story. He worked with criminals of all sorts, from vengeful spouses and partners to the criminally insane, all who had one thing in common: the desire to have someone killed. Ballentine could change his character at the drop of a hat, often imitating characters and “bad guys” from television and movies. In assuming an alternate identity and developing a reputation among the Phoenix underground---bikers, strippers, junkies, and thugs---he developed an intricate network of sources who fed him work and kept him extremely busy.

All the while, the author strove for the semblance of a normal life and balanced his rough-and-tumble career with a new wife and stepson. His story is a unique look at how law enforcement delves into the heart of the criminal world.

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table_of_contents The other side of hell -- Slaying the serpent -- Love struck -- Abandoned by the man -- Kristie and the candy store -- Gun for hire -- Deadeye and the shark -- Can't run fast enough -- Eyes are better than two -- The karate kid -- The inner circle -- This was the one -- Ma and Pa Kettle's revenge -- Coming in from the outside -- A massage to die for -- The Scarface chase -- Just like a kid in a candy store -- Lost in nightmares -- Waiting a lifetime for you -- Time for a change of scenery -- Wayne's strange twisted world -- Regrets? I have one -- Finally, home again.
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