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Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye - James G. Wagner; Patrick Picciarelli
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A tough former New York City cop turned private eye now turns himself into an author in this gritty (but often humorous) account of the armed and dangerous life. James Wagner ("Wags" to just about everybody, it appears) spent 22 years at the NYPD, but apparently felt like he hadn't had enough adventure in his life. After putting out word that "Wags is for hire," he gets his first job shepherding some jet-setting Arab princes around New York for a few days, and finds himself hooked as the money and perks start to roll in. The rest of the book details Wags's rise and fall as a big-time "security consultant," from voyaging to Denmark to return a kidnapped child to his father to his entanglement with the Mob at a fancy strip club. Not all of Wags's adventures are a matter of life or death: in one memorable passage, he plays bodyguard-valet to an eccentric woman ("heir to a computer software fortune") who travels everywhere with her pet parrot perched on her shoulder and has a penchant for disengaging her prosthetic hand at inopportune moments during meals. It's easy to fret over Wags's well-being as he whisks readers from one seriocomic adventure to the next, often with his erstwhile associate "Hondo," a former Army Ranger who favors Armani suits and, of course, prefers action to talk. And there's a sense that Wags was often confused about the particular direction in which his life was careening at any given moment. But Jimmy the Wags is a rollicking memoir, and Wagner biographies,crime and criminals,criminal law,criminology,law,law enforcement,memoirs,mid atlantic,politics and government,politics and social sciences Crime & Criminals, William Morrow and Company, Inc.

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A tough former New York City cop turned private eye now turns himself into an author in this gritty (but often humorous) account of the armed and dangerous life. James Wagner ("Wags" to just about everybody, it appears) spent 22 years at the NYPD, but apparently felt like he hadn't had enough adventure in his life. After putting out word that "Wags is for hire," he gets his first job shepherding some jet-setting Arab princes around New York for a few days, and finds himself hooked as the money and perks start to roll in. The rest of the book details Wags's rise and fall as a big-time "security consultant," from voyaging to Denmark to return a kidnapped child to his father to his entanglement with the Mob at a fancy strip club. Not all of Wags's adventures are a matter of life or death: in one memorable passage, he plays bodyguard-valet to an eccentric woman ("heir to a computer software fortune") who travels everywhere with her pet parrot perched on her shoulder and has a penchant for disengaging her prosthetic hand at inopportune moments during meals. It's easy to fret over Wags's well-being as he whisks readers from one seriocomic adventure to the next, often with his erstwhile associate "Hondo," a former Army Ranger who favors Armani suits and, of course, prefers action to talk. And there's a sense that Wags was often confused about the particular direction in which his life was careening at any given moment. But Jimmy the Wags is a rollicking memoir, and Wagner biographies,crime and criminals,criminal law,criminology,law,law enforcement,memoirs,mid atlantic,political science,politics and government Crime & Criminals, William Morrow and Company, Inc.

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[EAN: 9780688165116], [PU: William Morrow and Company, Inc.], Biography & Autobiography|General, Social Science|General, Political Science, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: After twenty-two years as a New York cop, Jimmy the Wags thought he'd seen it all, but it wasn't until he retired and set up as a private eye that his real education began. Now, in his own inimitable voice, he tells a true-life story with all the action, adventure, and atmosphere of Wiseguy or Serpico -- a colorful cautionary tale that reads like fiction.His first private job was to bodyguard a gaggle of Saudi princes and right away, Wags was on a roll: debt collections, a blackmail case, and a divorce surveillance that gives new meaning to the phrase "man's best friend"; movie stars, private jets, car chases, even a helicopter getaway under fire during an international child-custody kidnapping.As the stories pile up, the money gets better and the players get bigger . until he settles in as security chief of an upscale strip dub and suddenly finds himself trapped between the Mafia and a psychotic enforcer for the Russian mob.An up-close-and-personal look at a world we rarely see, from an honest-to-God character whose walk on the wild side ended up on the wrong side of the law.

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[EAN: 9780688165116], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: William Morrow], TRUE CRIME, MEMOIR, PRIVATE INVESTIGATION, NEW YORK, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INVESTIGATORS, Biography & Autobiography|General, Social Science|General, Political Science, Jacket, Wagner, James with Patrick Picciarelli., William Morrow & Co., 1999, c1999, 2nd printing, boards (hard cover), near fine with near fine dj, 224 pp, tall 8vo, ISBN: 0688165117, 'Movie stars, private jets, car crashes, even a helicopter getaway under fire during an international kidnapping'

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[EAN: 9780688165116], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: William Morrow & Co.], TRUE CRIME, PRIVATE DETECTIVES, NEW YORK CITY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MEMOIR, Biography & Autobiography|General, Social Science|General, Political Science, Jacket, Wagner, James with Patrick Picciarelli., William Morrow & Co., 1999, c1999, 1st Edition, boards (hard cover), remainder mark on bottom edge o/w near fine with near fine dj, 224 pp, tall 8vo, ISBN: 0688165117, 'Movie stars, private jets, car crashes, even a helicopter getaway under fire'

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Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye
Author:

James Wagner, Patrick Picciarelli

Title:

Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye

ISBN:

0688165117

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780688165116
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0688165117
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc

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ISBN/EAN: 0688165117

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