Murder for Hire: My Life as the Country's Top Undercover Agent by Jack Ballentine
Jack Ballentine became a police officer in 1978 and quickly rose to the top of his field as the country's most successful undercover operative. Assuming the identity of a biker and hit man, he developed a network of sources that included vigilantes, prostitutes, strippers, and junkies, all who introduced him to 'clients'. Over the span of fifteen years, the author went a perfect twenty-four for twenty-four in getting convictions on murder conspiracy charges. Ballentine takes readers deep into his undercover life, introducing us to people who have wanted to have someone - a spouse, family member, or business partner - killed. The author also reveals how he walked a fine line in balancing his rough-and-tumble career with a new wife and stepson. This unique story shows the ways law enforcement fights society's most devious individuals.