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The Resource Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard

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Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man
Title
Chasing Phil
Title remainder
the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man
Statement of responsibility
David Howard
Title variation
Chasing Phil
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the adventures of two undercover agents with the worlds most charming con man
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Language
eng
Summary
"A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colourful characters and awash in '70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan--two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents--were about to embark on one of their agency's first wire-wearing undercover missions. Their target? Charismatic, globetrotting con man Phil Kitzer, whom some called the world's greatest swindler. From the Thunderbird, the three men took off to Cleveland, to Miami, to Hawaii, to Frankfurt, to the Bahamas--meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop. But as the young agents, playing the role of proteges and co-conspirators, became further entangled in Phil's outrageous schemes over their months on the road, they also grew to respect him--even care for him. Meanwhile, Phil began to think of Jack and J.J. as best friends, sharing hotel rooms and inside jokes with them and even competing with J.J. in picking up women. Phil Kitzer was at the center of dozens of scams in which he swindled millions of dollars, but the FBI was mired in a post-Watergate malaise and slow to pivot toward a new type of financial crime that is now all too familiar. Plunging into the field with no undercover training, the agents battled a creaky bureaucracy on their adventures with Phil, hoping the FBI would recognise the importance of their mission. Even as they grew closer to Phil, they recognized that their endgame--the swindler's arrest--was drawing near
Summary
Recounts the exciting world travels and entanglements of two young FBI agents in 1977 who joined up with a charismatic con man and became embedded in his dangerous grifting activities and outrageous schemes in an effort to ultimately take down his crime syndicate
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Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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10612685
Cataloging source
NNRL
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1967-
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Howard, David
Dewey number
364.163
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kitzer, Phillip
  • United States
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Espionage
  • Criminal investigation
Target audience
adult
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the adventures of two undercover agents with the world's most charming con man
Label
Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
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Publication
Note
First published in 2017 by Crown, New York
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061076466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509821051
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011047100
Label
Chasing Phil : the adventures of two undercover FBI agents with the world's most charming con man, David Howard
Publication
Note
First published in 2017 by Crown, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061076466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509821051
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011047100

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