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Confessions of an Undercover AgentConfessions of an Undercover Agent

Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life

Charlie Spillers

Narrated by Aaron Killian

Available from Audible

Book published by University Press of Mississippi

The true story of an ex-Marine who fought crime as an undercover cop, a narcotics agent, and finally a federal prosecutor.

This true story of an undercover agent spans a decade of crime fighting and narrow escapes. Charlie Spillers dealt with a remarkable variety of career criminals, including heroin traffickers, safecrackers, burglars, auto thieves, and members of Mafia and Mexican drug smuggling operations. In this riveting tale, the author recounts fascinating experiences and the creative methods he used to succeed and survive in a difficult and sometimes extremely dangerous underworld life.

As a young officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department, ex-Marine Charlie Spillers first went undercover to infiltrate criminal groups to gather intelligence. Working alone and often unarmed, he constantly attempted to walk the thin line between triumph and disaster. When on the hunt, his closest associates were safecrackers, prostitutes, and burglars. His abilities propelled him into years of undercover work inside drug trafficking rings. But the longer he worked, the greater the risks. His final and perhaps most significant action in Baton Rouge was leading a battle against corruption in the police department itself.

After Baton Rouge, he joined the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and for the next five years continued working undercover, from the Gulf Coast to Memphis; and from New Orleans to Houston, Texas. He capped off a unique career by becoming a federal prosecutor and the justice attaché for Iraq. In this book, he shares his most intriguing exploits and exciting undercover stings, putting readers in the middle of the action.


“This is the real lowdown on southern crime from a man who saw it from the inside… I loved it. A great read.”

—Ace Atkins, author of The Forsaken and The Redeemers

“A dynamic, compelling, hilarious memoir by a talented new writer.”

—John Hailman, author of From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi

Confessions of an Undercover Agent is one of those real-life books you just can’t put down.”

—Tim Rutledge, director of training at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA), Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi

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