“Ghost – My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent” by Michael R. McGowan and Ralph Pezzullo
“Within FBI field operative circles, groups of people known as “Special” by their titles alone, SA McGowan is an outlier. 10% of FBI Special Agents are trained and certified to work undercover. A quarter of those agents have worked more than one undercover assignment in their careers. And of those, less than 10% have been involved in more than five undercover cases. Over the course of his 30+ year career, SA McGowan has worked more than 50 undercover cases.
In this extraordinary and unprecedented book, SA McGowan takes readers through some of his biggest cases, from international drug busts, to the Italian and Russian mobs, to biker gangs and contract killers, to corrupt unions and SWAT work. Ghost is an unparalleled insider’s view into how the FBI, through the courage of their undercover Special Agents, nails the bad guys. SA McGowan infiltrates groups at home and abroad, assembles teams to create the myths he lives, concocts fake businesses, coordinates the busts, and helps carries out the arrests. Along the way, we met his partners and colleagues at the FBI, who pull together for everything from bank jobs to the Boston Marathon bombing case, Mafia dons, and perhaps most significantly, EL Chapo himself and the Sinaloa Cartel.
Ghost is the ultimate insider’s account of one of the most iconic institutions of American government, and is a testament to the incredible work of the FBI.
Michael R. McGowan is a 35 – year law enforcement veteran, having first served as a police officer before joining the FBI more than 30 years ago. He has spent the past 30 years working FBI domestic and international undercover operations. He has been recognized at the highest levels for his undercover assignments. He lives in New England.
Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times bestselling author, and an award – winning playwright and screenwriter. He lives in California.
Ghost was released nationally on October 2, 2018, and was ranked #1 New Release in Law Enforcement Biographies on Amazon. Also in October, 2018, the book’s film rights were optioned to Sylvester Stallone’s new production company, Balboa Productions, for a feature film. To read more about the film, click here.