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Race against evil : the secret missions of the Interpol agent who tracked the world's most sinister criminals : a real life drama
Bannon, David Race.
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Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, [2003]

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xviii, 334 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HV7240 .B36 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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David Race Bannon's missions take him from investigating the bombing of KAL flight 858 and infiltrating prisons in Korea to the disappearance of London's most notorious child pornographer to searching out terrorists and criminals in the United States.

Author Notes

David Race Bannon holds a doctorate degree in history, a masters degree in computer science and high black belts in hapkido and kendo. He left Interpol to become and educator, teaching at Duke University, University of South Carolina and Wake Forest and is also a computer trainer helping others build careers. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

With all the style and tension of Clive Cussler, Bannon tells the tale of how he was recruited and trained as a "cleaner"-tracking down, interrogating and "eliminating" child pornographers who his boss at Interpol had determined were beyond the reach of other law enforcement agencies. From his carefree days as a Mormon missionary in South Korea, Bannon claims he quickly moved into petty smuggling; a short stint in a South Korean prison; a cover identity teaching close combat training to Belgium's elite police forces; a romance with a sultry French antiterrorist combatant (daughter of a wealthy banker with her own villa in the south of France); and, following her death on a joint mission, his assignment to the top-secret Archangel unit of Interpol. From here on, the story takes off. Though describing his former self as always gallant and perfectly efficient, Bannon never misses an opportunity to share the moral and emotional torment that came with his license to kill-nor, for that matter, does he miss a chance to use a clich or bad pun. If there is any truth to be found in this story, his former collaborators on both sides of the law must be allowing its publication only because they realize how completely implausible it all sounds. In a small category with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind-Chuck Barris's tale of game show host as CIA assassin-this "real-life drama" should appeal to fans of fast-paced thrillers. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Chapter 1 Hello Kittyp. 3
Chapter 2 Riots in Koreap. 15
Chapter 3 Peanut Butter Crimep. 29
Chapter 4 Doing Timep. 43
Chapter 5 Hidden Talentsp. 55
Chapter 6 Spy Guyp. 69
Chapter 7 Close Quartersp. 83
Chapter 8 Walking the Path That's Givenp. 99
Chapter 9 Trick or Treatp. 111
Chapter 10 Terror in Marseillesp. 123
Chapter 11 How to "Clean" Practically Everythingp. 135
Chapter 12 Dracula by Daylightp. 149
Chapter 13 Bug Huntp. 163
Chapter 14 Seoul Manp. 179
Chapter 15 Free Marketp. 191
Chapter 16 Padlocksp. 205
Chapter 17 Masksp. 215
Chapter 18 Communionp. 227
Chapter 19 Forgotten Seasonp. 241
Chapter 20 Captive in North Koreap. 253
Chapter 21 Reverencep. 267
Chapter 22 Homecomingp. 283
Chapter 23 The Wonderland Clubp. 289
Epiloguep. 305
Appendix Ap. 313
Appendix Bp. 315
Glossaryp. 323