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When your life is a two-edged sword, you learn to tread carefully or to live with the consequences. This gritty, first-hand account tells what it was like to be black and work as an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the DEA) and U.S. Secret Service during the civil rights movement and beyond. Tucker rose through the ranks to become one of this country’s foremost Federal Law Enforcement Administrators and reformers. The Two-Edged Sword tells Tucker’s story starting with growing up on the Southside of Chicago to his work as an undercover agent for the Chicago Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the discrimination he faced Read more

About Donald W. Tucker

Donald W. Tucker began his career with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961. He transferred from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics to the Chicago office of the United States Secret Service in 1965. He remained an agent in Chicago until 1973, when he was transferred to the San Francisco office of the Secret Service. Read more

Excerpt from the Book

It’s 1990...mid-May in Phoenix, Arizona, where temperatures were already pushing upward to the triple digits…unrelenting dry desert heat that for five straight months would beat down indiscriminately on Whites, Blacks, Hispanics— anyone who had been hungry, rich, or desperate enough to settle here. Read more

$15.99 / Perfectbound
ISBN: 9781608445660
272 pages
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