Amazon recognized “Confessions of an Undercover Agent” as the No. 1 new release nationwide in law enforcement memoirs and biographies. Privileged Hot Springs Village residents participated in a roundtable discussion with author Charlie Spillers recently at Coronado Community Center.
Spillers was on hand to talk about his true story, his adventures, his close calls and the toll of leading a double life.
Reading his book is fascinating and intriguing, but listening to his experiences firsthand was remarkable.
Spillers gave a captivating presentation regarding two experiences he had as an undercover agent, playing numerous roles as he infiltrated burglary rings, drug trafficking groups, auto theft rings and drug smuggling operations.
In addition, he was involved in exposing police corruption. He was affiliated with the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
The author told how he used body wires and code words to bring in police support when it was time to shut down the operation and make arrests or time to bring in more protection.
An ex-Marine, Spillers not only had 10 years of harrowing experiences as an undercover agent, but he later became a federal prosecutor and volunteered to serve three tours in Iraq. He was attorney-adviser to the Iraqi court that tried president Saddam Hussein and later served as the justice attaché for Iraq.
When asked about how his work affected his home life, Spillers said “It was chaotic. I had a son and wife who knew I was under deep cover and there was no routine in my life for 10 years. They never…
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