Cop Without a Badge: The Extraordinary Undercover Life of Kevin Maher

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 2009 - True Crime - 336 pages
What's the difference between a cop and Kevin Maher? Kevin doesn't have a badge. And he doesn't play by the rules.

Cop Without A Badge tracks confidential informant Kevin Maher as he helps the NYPD, the FBI, and many other law enforcement agencies solve cases that range from robbery to extortion to homicide. In the process, Kevin becomes the highest paid CI the DEA ever had.

But Kevin's motives are more complicated than simply money. Having been arrested for Grand Theft Auto at the age of sixteen, his felony conviction prevents him from being what he always wanted to be: a police officer. So now he's out to prove to himself he truly is what he could've been. A cop. Even without a badge.

Kevin Maher was 39 years old and living in New Jersey in 1996 when Cop Without A Badge was first published. Maher now works as a private investigator in the state of California.

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I think it took to long from order to delivery Itt was exectly what I ordered but taking 3 weeks to get the book was a let down if it takes threee weeks to get stuff from this site i will think twice before ordering from you. Read full review

COP WITHOUT A BADGE: The True Story of the Undercover Life of Kevin Maher

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This overheated, romanticized account may be stretching things a bit too far in attempting to portray police informer Kevin Maher as a modern-day bounty hunter. Kipps (Out of Focus, 1989) does a ... Read full review

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Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

Chapter 10
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About the author (2009)

Screenwriter/Producer/Author Charles Kipps has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and an Edgar Award. His early career as a journalist, included a stint as Features Editor for Variety. He is the author of two non-fiction books, Out of Focus and Cop Without A Badge (recently reissued) and the novels Hell's Kitchen Homicide and Crystal Death (coming September 2010).

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