Bob Hartman Pursues Fresh Marketing Push for 2011 Memoir

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‘Inside DEA’ chronicles author’s experiences during famous campaign against drugs.

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“Inside DEA” transports readers to the jungles of South America for an inside look at an often misunderstood chapter of history.

In “Inside DEA: Operation Snowcap” (published by Trafford Publishing), author and former DEA agent Bob Hartman takes readers along for the journey of a lifetime as he fights on the front lines of America’s war on drugs in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. He uses his own firsthand accounts, photographs and professional knowledge to narrate this incredible adventure.

The spine of the Andes Mountains, which runs through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, is the source of almost all of the world’s cocaine-based products, both legal and otherwise. In 1986, in the midst of the American “cocaine epidemic,” the Reagan administration decided that the drug problem needed to be attacked at its source. The result was an eight-year clandestine drug war known as Operation Snowcap.

From 1987 through 1994, groups of 12 to 15 DEA agents were dispatched to South American countries on 90-day temporary duty tours. These DEA agents met with counterparts from their host nations and together, rained destruction down on the infrastructure and transportation networks that supported the illegal cocaine trade.

Hartman was deployed 10 times during the course of Operation Snowcap. “Inside DEA” is his gripping, firsthand account of America’s secretive drug war. In this memoir, Hartman chronicles both his triumphs and tragedies and recounts his frustration with his superiors and the biased media portrayals of the operation.

“Inside DEA” transports readers to the jungles of South America for an inside look at an often misunderstood chapter of history.

“Inside DEA”
By Bob Hartman
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781426972881
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bob Hartman spent 23 years as a narcotics agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He is currently residing with his wife, Nan, in Adel, Iowa, where he works as a contractor in the administration of federal grants to assist state and local law enforcement agencies.

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