Jerry Speziale

Jerry Speziale is one of the nation's leading experts on cell phone and wiretap surveillance, narcotics smuggling and money laundering. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and frequently lectures at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the DEA Academy and other law enforcement training centers. He has received numerous departmental recognition awards, including the Michael John Buczek Medal of Honor; twenty-two New York City Police Department commendations and two DEA Administrator's Awards, the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau of Excellence Award, and the New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Award. Jerry is currently the Sheriff of Passaic County. His story, Without a Badge, was published by Kensington and is currently being developed into a motion picture by director Antoine Fuqua with Stone Village Productions.

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Without a Badge: Undercover in the World's Deadliest Crime Organization

by Jerry Speziale

In this mesmerizing true story, career cop Jerry Speziale chronicles his fast living years as one of the youngest recruits for the DEA's task force on drug -- an unimaginable odyssey of undercover intrigue, Colombian kingpins, amazing takedowns and nerve-jangling narrow escapes.

Speziale was recruited by the Drug Enforcement Administration and assigned to an elite drug task force whose main purpose was to infiltrate and dismantle the powerful Cali drug cartel. After learning the ropes, Speziale discovered that his informant was betraying him all along.

By turns harrowing and heroic, compelling and inspiring, Jerry Speizale's story reads like a Hollywood thriller. It's a white-knuckle ride into a world few people ever see, a decent into the netherworld of Colombia's deadly drug cartels. And it's a rare glimpse into the back rooms of justice where the country's finest put their lives on the line every day, never forgetting their duty... or its consequences.

Published in Autobiography