The Betrayal (Paperback)

The True Story of My Brush with Death in the World of Narcos and Launderers

Robert Mazur

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'A thriller-like tale … [Mazur] is a good story-teller, with a flair for details that brings the criminal and their world to life' Daily Mail

'Bob Mazur delivers again … he artfully takes the reader through the harrowing account of life as an undercover cop embedded in the drug cartels' BRYAN CRANSTON

'A book you can't put down, nor will you' JOSEPH PISTONE, aka Donnie Brasco

From the bestselling author who inspired Bryan Cranston's The Infiltrator.

Three years after undercover agent Robert Mazur infiltrated Pablo Escobar's Medellín drug cartel, he re-emerged, a half-million-dollar bounty still on his head, with a new identity for a risky new sting.

Deployed to Panama, he worked, travelled, partied and washed millions with Central America's criminal elite. Partnered with a DEA task force agent, Mazur slipped effortlessly into Colombia's notorious Cali drug cartel. But as his underworld reputation skyrocketed, the operation started going dangerously off the rails.

Robert Mazur's riveting true story exposes the corruption at the heart of one of the most explosive undercover missions of his career.

Refusing to acknowledge the danger, Mazur was obsessed with seeing the mission through to its treacherous end: expose the Cali cartel, find out who betrayed him, and escape with his life. This is his true story.

Robert Mazur served for nearly 30 years as a Federal Special Agent for the IRS Criminal Investigation division, the Customs Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is the bestselling author of the memoir The Infiltrator, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston. Mazur is a court-certified expert in international drug trafficking and money laundering and is the president of KYC Solutions, Inc., a firm that provides speaking, expert witness, and consulting services to companies worldwide. His writings about money laundering, international drug trafficking, and corruption have been published in many journals and media outlets, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on more than 1,500 radio and television shows, including NPR's All Things Considered and MSNBC's Morning Joe, as well as on CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, and other major networks. For more information, visit

A thriller-like tale … [Mazur] is a good story-teller, with a flair for details that brings the criminal and their world to life.Daily Mail

Bob Mazur delivers again with The Betrayal! As with its predecessor, The Infiltrator, Mazur artfully takes the reader through the harrowing account of life as an undercover cop embedded in the drug cartels. In my career I take on characters in life-or-death situations – but I just can't imagine how Mazur does it for real! Read it and find out. I highly recommend it.

Bryan Cranston – Star of Breaking Bad. Winner of Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe awards for best actor.

The Betrayal details the malicious world of drugs, money laundering and the danger of being a DEA undercover agent infiltrating these organizations. A book you can't put down, nor will you.

Joseph Pistone aka Donnie Brasco, author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

The Betrayal is a page-turning thriller about a courageous agent's simultaneous journey through a deadly vise of internal corruption and the ruthless threat of cartel killers. This is the unfortunate reality of the underworld.

Michael S. Vigil, Former DEA Chief of International Operations and author of Deal

No one in law enforcement is more lethally vulnerable to the betrayal of those he/she depends on for support and protection then the deep cover agent; the operative who, unarmed, like a human bait, places himself into isolated situations where the only thing protecting him from an instant death is his acting ability… This book is a must read.Michael Levine Author of New York Times bestseller Deep Cover and The Big White Lie
FATF was created to help governments follow the money and reduce the harm caused by drug traffickers and terrorists. Bob Mazur repeatedly put his life on the line to do just that. This isn't fiction. It's the real deal and scary as hell.David Lewis – Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog against money laundering
It is a cliché to say that such books have the pace and tension of a thriller – but in this case the cliché has force … Mazur shows extraordinary courage, and, along the way, reveals much about the labyrinthine world of high-stakes money-laundering.Tortoise Media
The Betrayal is a page turner for sure and you won't want to put it down until it is finished … a "must read" for all.The Laundry


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ISBN: 9781785788390

Price: 14.99 GBP

Pages: 304

Publication date: 05/05/2022

Category: Biography & Memoir

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