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Living under an assumed identity and risking his life were all in a
day's work for U.S. Government Agent Hipolito Acosta. He worked
regularly in high-stakes undercover operations infiltrating
Mexico's murderous immigrant smuggling rings and drug cartels.
Acosta's investigations are legendary, both inside law enforcement
and the crime cartels he helped neutralize. He had himself smuggled
from Mexico to Chicago with a truckload of poor immigrants; worked
his way into the confidences of a gang of international
counterfeiters; socialized with some of Mexico's most vicious drug
lords; arrested a female smuggler by luring her across the U.S.
border for an amorous rendezvous; and was the target of multiple
murder plots by the criminals he put in jail.
For three decades, Hipolito Acosta's work routinely made national
headlines, and he quickly gained a reputation as a daring crime
fighter who used his intelligence and audacity to stay one step
ahead of those who would kill him if his cover were ever blown.
Acosta's stories read like chapters from a page-turning crime
novel, but The Shadow Catcher is more than a front-seat
ride through the criminal underworld along the U.S./Mexico border.
This heartbreaking exposé goes beyond sensational headlines and
medals of honor to divulge what an agent endures in order to ensure
that U.S. law is enforced and to reveal the unseen human side of