For Donald W. Tucker, life from the get-go was a two-edged sword-a “damned if you do/ damned if you don’t” black & white shades & wing-tips jungle existence of working the streets of Southside Chicago undercover (“with no cover”) as a Federal narcotics and SS agent. Tucker was quick, sharp and street smart. Ultimately he rose through the ranks to become one of America’s foremost federal law enforcement administrators and reformers.
The Two-Edged Sword is a grim, gutsy, raw in-your-face first-hand account of what it was like to be Black and work as an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now called the DEA), and United States Secret Service from 1961-1990-some of the toughest years in this country’s history of Civil Rights.
Tucker’s life story reads like a best-selling 007 whodunit, more fiction than fact-yet all of it really happened.
After graduating from the University of Iowa, with a BA degree in Sociology/Criminology, Mr Tucker began his career with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in Chicago, Illinois and subsequently transferred to the U.S. Secret Service where he eventually was promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service Office for Arizona. Later, Mr Tucker received a Presidential Appointment as U. S. Marshal for the State of Arizona and afterwards was selected as the Chief of Court Security in Washington D.C., for the Federal Court system nationwide. Finally, he returned to Arizona and opened his own Private Investigation Agency.
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