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  • Douglas Century

    Bestselling author Douglas Century reveals the untold story of the epic rise and fall of Boris Nayfeld, also known as Biba, one of the most notorious Russian mob bosses of our era. Boris Nayfeld, a.k.a. “Biba,” is the last living boss of the old-school Russian mob in America, and he’s survived to tell it all. Filled with sex, drugs, and murder, Biba’s story is a mind-boggling journey that took him from petty street crime in the USSR to billion-dollar embezzlement in America. Born in Soviet-era Belarus, abandoned by his parents in infancy, Biba’s brutal upbringing left him hungry for more—more power, control, and money. Taking advantage of the rampant corruption in the...read more

  • Douglas Century

    Award-winning actor, rapper, and producer Ice-T unveils a compelling and astonishing memoir of his early life robbing jewelry stores until he found fame and fortune—while a handful of bad choices sent his former crime partner down an incredibly different path. Ice-T rose to fame in the late 1980s, earning acclaim for his music before going on to capture television audiences as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit​. But it could have gone much differently. In this gripping and candid memoir, Ice-T and Spike, his former crime partner—collaborating with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Century—relate the shocking stories of...read more

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    A blend of Manhunt, Killing Pablo, and Zero Dark Thirty, Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century’s sensational investigative high-tech thriller—soon to be a major motion picture from Sony—chronicles a riveting chapter in the twentieth-century drug wars: the exclusive inside story of the American lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo—the world’s most wanted drug kingpin who evaded the law for more than a decade. Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a 'white hat' in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness,...read more

  • Douglas Century

    Una combinación de las películas Manhunt, Killing Pablo y Zero Dark Thirty, esta sensacional obra de misterio, y de alta tecnología de investigación, de Andrew Hogan y Douglas Century —que pronto será una gran película producida por Sony— es una crónica impresionante de un capítulo en la guerra contra las drogas en el siglo veinte: la experiencia exclusiva de un agente federal estadounidense y sus ocho años de cacería tras El Chapo — el capo de la droga más buscado del mundo, que evadió a la ley por más de una década. Toda generación tiene un criminal:...read more

  • Douglas Century

    Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives—then and now. Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Roddie was a simple, soft-spoken man of deep inner strength and unwavering Christian faith. Though he was driven to the limits of endurance,...read more

  • Douglas Century

    La storia mai raccontata dell'ex agente speciale che ha catturato il narcotrafficante più pericoloso del mondo. Quando lasciò l'incarico di vice-sceriffo di una piccola città del Kansas per entrare nella DEA, Andrew Hogan non immaginava che il caso lo avrebbe messo sulle tracce di Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera, detto El Chapo, boss del cartello messicano di Sinaloa e Nemico Pubblico Numero Uno degli Stati Uniti. Hogan viene mandato in Arizona, dove si ritrova subito impegnato in una serie di audaci missioni sotto copertura che lo portano sempre più vicino al più potente signore della droga dai tempi di Pablo Escobar. Sei anni dopo, diventato capo della task force incaricata di...read more

  • Douglas Century

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Under and Alone comes an intimate and riveting account of federal law-enforcement agent William Queen’s relentless hunt for one of America’s most cold-blooded criminals. As an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, William Queen must tackle a number of challenging cases, including going undercover to investigate a group of violent skinheads and infiltrating and busting a ring trafficking in high-powered explosives, drugs, and firearms. In the winter of 1985, he faces his toughest mission to date: he must apprehend Mark Stephens, a notorious narcotics trafficker who has been terrorizing the communities around Los...read more

  • Rick Cowan

    Seldom has the netherworld of the mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Like the classics of the genre-from The Godfather to The French Connection toWise Guy-Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held the city in its grip for nearly fifty years.  Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent fire bombing-only one in a string of interviews he considered routine. But what he found there was far from routine, for it would take him on a five-year odyssey and nearly cost him his life. In fact, he had stumbled upon...read more

  • Douglas Century

    A highly decoratedveteran agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals theshocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism "It always ends with one phone call. Months-often years-ofundercover work comes to fruition with an innocent-seeming conversation. Thelast call. One last call to set them up; one last call to bring them down." Over the course of his twenty-seven years with the DEA, Ed Follis bought eight-balls of cocaine in a red Corvette,negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developedcovert relationships with men who were not only international drug traffickersbut-in some cases-operatives...read more

  • Douglas Century

    This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera a.k.a. 'El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is D.E.A. Special Agent Andrew Hogan. This is the incredible story of Hogan's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood, who in reality...read more

  • Douglas Century

    For readers of Sister Souljah's No Disrespect, Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Monster by Sanyika Shakur comes the definitive memoir from Ice-T, the acclaimed rapper and actor known for telling it like it is. He's a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the top-rated drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T-the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard-truly begins. Ice is Ice-T in his own words-raw, uncensored, and unafraid to speak his mind. He talks about his orphan upbringing on the...read more

  • Douglas Century

    Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a US advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Here, with candor, humor, and quiet modesty, Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life. He expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world and the nature and necessity of...read more

  • Douglas Century

    Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was eighteen years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After fifteen months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold: a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct Hamas leaders and bring them to Israel for trial. Cohen learned flawless Arabic, lost all semblance of his all-American appearance, and participated in countless life-or-death missions. A propulsive, gripping read, Cohen's story is a rare fly-on-the-wall view into the...read more