The retired Ontario Provincial Police undercover officer Bob Deasy discusses his new book, Being Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Druglords (Random House, 2014), with Joseph Planta.
|Being Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Druglords by Bob Deasy with Mark Ebner (Random House, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
I’ve just started reading a compelling, gripping and intense book: Being Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Druglords. Its author Bob Deasy joins me now. For 23 years he was a member of the Ontario Provincial Police, and most of those years were spent undercover. His own personal skills, intellect, quick wit and confidence helped him get along with all manner of criminal element. From the Russian mobsters to motorcycle gangs, Deasy infiltrated the best of them, and gained a long string of convictions. The so-called Mr. Big technique is something that Mr. Deasy is familiar with, and I’ll ask him about that, its effectiveness and the controversy surrounding it now. He recently retired from the OPP as a Detective Inspector, and joins me now from here in Vancouver. The book is published by Random House, and co-written with Mark Ebner. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Bob Deasy; Mr. Deasy, good morning.