The Betrayal: The True Story of My Brush with Death in the World of Narcos and Launderers (Paperback)
From Robert Mazur, undercover agent and bestselling author of The Infiltrator, comes the riveting true story of grave corruption at the heart of one of the most explosive DEA missions of his career.
Three years after undercover agent Robert Mazur infiltrated Pablo Escobar's Medell n drug cartel, he reemerged, a half-million-dollar bounty still on his head, with a new identity for a risky new sting. He was now Robert Baldasare, money launderer and president of an international trade finance company. Deployed to Panama, Mazur worked, traveled, partied, and washed millions with Central America's criminal elite. Partnered with a young superstar 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.
On US soil, drug money en route to Mazur was seized. He started to notice an unsettling shift in the cartel's inner circle. Contacts were being assassinated, and Mazur was being tailed. His identity had been compromised. Refusing to acknowledge the threats ahead, 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.