|About the Book|
The Big White Lie: The CIA and the Cocaine/Crack Epidemic: An Undercover Odyssey, by NY Times best selling author Michael Levine, is an insider’s look at Operation Hun, the top-secret deep cover operation that rips the lid off CIA sabotage of the warMoreThe Big White Lie: The CIA and the Cocaine/Crack Epidemic: An Undercover Odyssey, by NY Times best selling author Michael Levine, is an insider’s look at Operation Hun, the top-secret deep cover operation that rips the lid off CIA sabotage of the war on drugs. You are invited to follow Levine, called “America’s to undercover agent” by 60 Minutes as he takes you along like a fly-on-the-wall on an undercover journey into the world of ruthless drug barons, kill-crazy assassins, secret police and corrupt government officials.The trail leads to a beautiful and dangerous woman whom Pablo Escobar called The Queen of Cocaine” – Sonia Atala. Sonia, deemed too powerful by the male dominated cocaine aristocracy, is targeted for death. She strikes a secret deal with DEA: in return for protection she will serve as an undercover informant giving the US government its first look into the inner workings of the organizations controlling the gush of cocaine into the US. Levine, transferred to DEA Headquarters from his post in Argentina, is assigned the undercover role of a lifetime, posing as “Miguel Luis Garcia” the drug-trafficking partner and lover of Sonia Atala. Supplied with a mansion, a fleet of luxury cars, an undercover “Mafia” crew, and a plane-load of cocaine as props, Levine lures Sonia’s enemies to his luxurious home to settle their differences on hidden video. It would be enough evidence to indict all those in control of the flow of cocaine into the US as well as one of the most prolific killers in drug war history.But nothing was as it seemed. Levine learns that Sonia has a secret: she is manipulating the US government to selectively destroy her enemies while leaving her dominance of the cocaine pipeline intact. He also learns, as will you, that America’s true enemies are not found in the jungles of South America, but in the basements and back rooms of CIA headquarters.