Reporter Profiles Career Criminal in ‘Grab the Devil’s Tail’

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Author and reporter Bev Christensen lets Patrick Michael Mooney share his experiences in his own words.

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Author Bev Christensen takes readers into the mind of a career criminal who became a police informant and shares the details of his incredible life in her gritty nonfiction “Grab the Devil's Tail: Confessions of a Convict Turned Police Informant”

Author Bev Christensen takes readers into the mind of a career criminal who became a police informant and shares the details of his incredible life in her gritty nonfiction “Grab the Devil's Tail: Confessions of a Convict Turned Police Informant” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“Grab the Devil’s Tail” is a first-person account of Patrick Michael Mooney’s life of crime and his failed attempts to redeem himself as a police informant. With unusual honesty and quirky humor Christensen relates how Patrick’s father's harshness and his teenage rebellion led him into heavy drug use and bizarre drug-induced behavior in a series of interviews conducted by Christensen.

A judge sent Patrick to a Massachusetts psychiatric assessment unit, from which he escaped repeatedly until he was placed in a secure ward housing seriously psychotic patients. His heavy drug use, drug-related arrests and a variety of other felonies led to his confinement in some of the harshest prisons in the U.S. and Canada.

Upon his release from prison he found it difficult to adjust to civilian life until he accepted dangerous assignments as a police informant. His story ends with him being pursued by those seeking to claim contract money from the same criminals that he worked to put into prison.

“Grab the Devil's Tail”
By Bev Christensen
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781425153007
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bev Christensen is a retired award-winning reporter who has written two previous books, “Too Good To Be True: Alcan's Kemano Completion Project,” which was short-listed for a B.C. Book Award in 1996, and “Prince George: Rivers, Railways and Timber.” During her 23-year reporting career she often wrote about controversial subjects, including women's struggle for equal status, abortion's impact on Canada's social and political life, British Columbia’s First Nations struggle to assert their rights and the impact large industrial developments were having on the lives of northern aboriginal communities. It was while she was working as a reporter that she met the man who is the subject of this book.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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