By Duane Swierczynski
It's harmful sufficient while a normal collage woman turns private informant. much more risky while she's smarter than the killer, kingpins, and police officers who keep an eye on her.
Honors scholar Sarie Holland is busted by means of the neighborhood police whereas doing a desire for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him yet eager to steer clear of destroying her destiny, Sarie has no selection yet to turn into a "CI"--a exclusive informant.
Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's came across the main in Sarie: her boyfriend rankings from a mid-level broker with alleged ties to the foremost drug gangs.
Sarie seems to be the proper CI: a brief learn with an incredibly willing figuring out of the legal brain. yet Wildey, determined for effects, pushes too not easy and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old right into a loss of life capture, leaving Sarie hunted by way of crooked law enforcement officials and killers alike with not anything to save lots of her--except what she's realized in the course of her harrowing weeks as an informant.
Which is undesirable information for the police and the underworld. simply because by way of payback, CI #1373 seems to be a really fast study...
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In 1984, Congress began providing partial federal funding for state compensation programs and also set up a small federal program to compensate victims of crimes committed by certain persons under the protection of federal law enforcement officers. The most common limitations on eligibility and benefits as well as a general description of the purpose and procedures used by most of the state crime victims' compensation programs is described in chapter III. A recent state-by-state analysis of the most important features of the thirty-eight crime victim compensation programs is contained in a table in Appendix A and a list of the addresses and telephone numbers of these programs is in Appendix B.
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