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In a riveting page-turner, NBA referee Bob Delaney reveals theclandestine life he led before becoming one of professionalbasketballs most respected referees. In 1975, whilst working as aNew Jersey State Trooper, Delaney was approached with a tantalisingyet dangerous undercover assignment: to infiltrate the Mob. Heaccepted. At the height of The Godfather era, Delaney wore a wireand lived among wise-guys who modelled themselves on theiron-screen counterparts, quoting lines from The Movie and boastingof how often theyd seen it. Delaney knew that all the while asingle slip could get him killed, but he ultimately gathered enoughevidence to convict 30 members of the Bruno and Genovese crimefamilies. He struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder andtraces of Stockholm syndrome after getting too close to those heinvestigated, which therapy helped him overcome and once a collegebasketball star, Delaney began officiating high school games as away to rebuild his life - eventually working his way up to the NBA,where he has been a referee for more than two decades. This is hisamazing true story, with a foreword by NBA commentator Bill Walton.
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