By Charles Kipps
what is the distinction among A COP AND KEVIN MAHER? KEVIN does not HAVE A BADGE. AND HE does not PLAY by means of the foundations.
Cop with out a Badge tracks private informant Kevin Maher as he is helping the NYPD, the FBI, and plenty of different legislation enforcement organizations clear up situations that variety from theft to extortion to murder. within the procedure, Kevin turns into the top paid CI the DEA ever had.
yet Kevin's causes are extra complex than just funds. Having been arrested for Grand robbery car on the age of 16, his legal conviction prevents him from being what he consistently desired to be: a police officer. So now he is out to end up to himself he really is what he could've been. A cop. Even with out a badge.
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A short time later, I wrote a proposal for Cop Without a Badge and delivered it to literary agent Fifi Oscard. Fifi worked diligently to find the best publisher for the material. David Black and Fifi Oscard have one thing in common. Both were introduced to me by Elaine Kaufman. Thank you, Elaine. AND THANKS TO… Jim Doherty and Bobby Colaneri, who spent hours recounting their own stories and provided invaluable research in the writing of this book. Kevin Maher, who withstood a barrage of questions during a long series of relentless interviews.
Edward Maher married Agnes McNulty in the euphoric 1950s when the memory of war was fading and the promise of peacetime prosperity was beckoning. The first-generation Irish couple settled into the Bronx and started a family: Kevin was born April 18, 1954. Two years later the Mahers had a daughter, Susan. But the marriage was never a good one, and by 1960, Agnes and Edward were separated. Like any six-year-old might be, Kevin was devastated. Following the separation, Edward seemed always to be locked in a struggle just to survive, sometimes working two jobs.
Maher eased the door open and stepped onto the asphalt. “Turn around,” the cop barked. Maher did as he was told. Then he felt steel on his wrists and heard a metallic click. For the first time in his life, Maher was on his way to jail: the Rikers Island Adolescent Remand Shelter. At fourteen, Maher had redefined the word “freedom,” breaking away from parental supervision and eluding the educational system. Now that he was penned in, panic overtook him. And although he was exhausted from the ordeal of being arrested and booked, he didn’t sleep.