WITSEC inside the Federal Witness Protection Program by Pete Earley

Cover of: WITSEC | Pete Earley

Published by Bantam Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Witnesses -- Protection -- United States -- History,
  • Criminals -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementPete Earley and Gerald Shur.
ContributionsShur, Gerald.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF9672 .E117 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination359 p. :
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3950652M
ISBN 100553801457
LC Control Number2001043425

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