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Bad, Like Jesse James

Narrated by: Steve Stansell
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Bad, Like Jesse James tells the amazingly true story of a massively corrupt federal agent who operated out of Detroit in the mid-1970s. This ATF agent ordered killings, ran Detroit’s heroin trade, committed armed robbery, fraud, and extortion, sold stolen guns and explosives to criminals, plotted to rob a Brinks truck, and even threatened to blow up Detroit Airport unless he was paid one million dollars. And he did this, for years, under the nose of Detroit police and the ATF. He was even awarded agent of the month. 

Bad, Like Jesse James also tells how the dogged determination of two brilliant ATF inspectors who eventually brought the very bad man to justice. 

Bad? Hell, he was not just bad.... He was bad like Jesse James.

©2012-2016 Jim Yoakum (P)2018 Jim Yoakum

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 01-17-19

Shocking

I enjoy the biographies where a child is writing about the life of a parent. The best ones I have read are when the child is a professional writer or journalist. In this book Jim Yoakum is telling about his father who was an ATF agent (Alcohol Tobacco Firearms). He and his partner were responsible for apprehending the corrupt agent Pat Danielson.

The book is well written and researched. Jim Yoakum is a professional writer and has written a number of non-fiction books. Yoakum writes this as if it is a novel. The book completely held my attention. I must say this book was a surprised to me. It is hard to accept that a federal agent could be so corrupt and vicious. This event took place in the 1970s when Richard Nixon was President. This is a real life who-done-it story of a corrupt agent. If you enjoy this type of story, you will enjoy this book.

The book is eight hours and thirteen minutes. Steve Stansell does a good job narrating the book. Stansell is a professional voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. This is my first experience with both the author and narrator.

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Bad, Like Jesse James good!!!!

Absolutely a dark and yet explosive story! GREAT read. Id reccomend this title to anyone!