Joaquin “Jack” Garcia is a New York Times Best Selling Author and retired FBI agent. Known as one of the most accomplished undercover agents in FBI history, Garcia worked 24 out of his 26 years as an undetected undercover special agent busting corruption in all forms including, Colombian and Mexican drug lords, National and International terrorists, corrupt politicians, corrupt policeman, Russian and Asian organized crime groups, and most famously, the Gambino crime family.
Posing as “Jack Falcone”- a supposed Sicilian jewel thief drug dealer from Miami, Florida, Jack went deep into the Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra in New York City, eventually arresting and convicting 32 mobsters. Jack was so convincing in his role he was offered the position of becoming a made man, making him the second agent to have ever been offered such a high position.
Currently, Jack is working with the animal rights group “Guardians of Rescue”, a group that works to protect the wellbeing of all animals and their owners, and come to the aid of those in distress. To find out more about this organization, go here: http://guardiansofrescue.org/investigation/
Jack’s a great guy with an incredible story which he wrote about in his New York Times Best Seller, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. Read his book to find out more about him and follow him on Twitter.
Below are 5 books that Garcia recommends:
–Serpico by Peter Maas
“Jay Dobyns is the real deal! He was an amazing Collegiate football star at the University of Arizona and a true bad ass ATF Undercover Agent. Jay is one who truly understands what the life of an undercover (UC) is all about. He is very supportive of the UC program and of former and current UC’s who are still out there. He is someone you can call on anytime and he’ll be there for you, no questions asked. He has lead an extraordinary and dangerous life and is, like all of us, grateful that he was able to share his stories. His accomplishment in becoming a full patched Hells Angel is unparalleled.Truly a great read!”
“This is another great book on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG). William Queen was a courageous ATF Undercover agent who infiltrated the Mongols Motorcycle Club by becoming a full-patched member. An amazing story and accomplishment by an Undercover Agent. Queen’s riveting story of how he risked his life daily in an attempt to infiltrate one of most dangerous motorcycle gangs in the the US.”
–Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures by Robert K. Wittman
“FBI Agent Wittman served as the FBI’s top Undercover Agent in cases involving art theft and art fraud. Wittman helped recover more than $300 million worth of stolen art and cultural property. He was instrumental in the creation of the FBI’s rapid deployment Art Crime Team (ACT). His book, Priceless, recounts his career and activities while working for the FBI as an undercover agent who specialized in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification. A truly fascinating read.”
–Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas
“Mind hunter is the best criminal profiling book ever written. Douglas wrote about some of his most interesting and challenging cases. ( Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders). He gives unique insight into the FBI investigations and methods used to catch some of the most infamous criminals inhistory. Douglas also explains how in order to catch them, he had go deep inside their minds to understand how they think. An amazing read.”
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