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Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family

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A book by Joaquin "Jack" Garcia

Making Jack Falcone is the untold true story of the highly decorated FBI agent who went deep undercover to bring down one of La Cosa Nostra's most notorious crime families.--This text refers to theAudio CDedition.

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Author: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
Publisher: Touchstone
1 review about Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent...

Awful writing but a good story

  • Mar 29, 2009
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+2
I'm not sure why the reviews of this book are as high as they are. The writing in this book is awful. Just awful. Although Jack Garcia is a hero in the sense that he spent the majority of his career undercover and in constant danger to make the world safer for others, his pompous attitude about his success takes most of the book to get used to. Humility is not one of the strengths of this book.

The story and details that Jack Garcia shared are indeed riviting. It is nice to see the "romance" of organized crime removed. Good stories. It was also a nice touch that this book ends with a "where they are now" section.

One thing that turned me off is the bashing of the FBI was almost as strong as the bashing of the mafia and bad guys. I am a believer in 'don't bite the hand that feeds you' and the FBI bashing was unnecessary since the author is making additional money off of his service with the organization. That's my opinion though and I'm sure others disagree.

The writing jumps around a bit and certain facts are repeated. It's also hard to keep all the names straight at times. The writing style is quite awful. I was shocked that there were two authors because. Perhaps a third would have been helpful.

I would say that this is worth a read. Just don't hold your expectations high regarding the way the story is told.

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