Bad, Like Jesse James
By Jim Yoakum
Published: Jan. 22, 2012
Words: 70,941 (approximate)
A novel based on a true story, BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the story of an incredibly corrupt A.T.F. agent working out of Detroit in the mid-1970s who believed he was above the law - until the law brought him down.
BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES is a novel based on the incredibly true story of an unbelievably corrupt ATF agent who engaged in extortion, drug trafficking, fraud and armed robbery (among many other crimes) in 1970′s Detroit, and yet was thought to be an exemplary agent.
BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the mind-bogglingly true tale of a man who was so brazen that he once plotted to rob a Brinks truck, and then threatened to blow up Detroit Metro Airport unless he was paid one million dollars. It tells the amazingly true story of a massively corrupt federal agent who sold stolen weapons and explosives to known criminals; who ran with murderers, thieves and bootleggers, and who ruled much of’ Detroit’s heroin trade with cold-blooded reckless abandon - all while hiding behind his badge.
BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the true story of a very, very bad man and how the dogged determination of two ATF agents eventually brought him down.
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Bad, Like Jesse James (Extended Trailer)
In 1974 he ruled Detroit's heroin trade.
He sold guns and explosives to criminals.
He plotted to rob a Brinks truck.
He threatened to blow up Detroit Airport.
He was also a federal agent.
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on Feb. 17, 2012 :
Great story. The main character is a one man New Orleans police department, (this was about the same era). The finale is very satisfying, seeing such a sociopathic neanderthal get his comeuppance. I sure hope there may be more material available for publication in the near future
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