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  • Keywords
    • RCMP,
    • covert,
    • financial crime,
    • global investigation,
    • undercover,
    • contraband smuggling,
    • asset recovery

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Cunning Edge
A 45-Year Journey Conducting Global Undercover Investigations
by Kim Marsh

Investigating white-collar crime. Fighting with cartels. Uncovering complex organized crime cases. Here are the stories behind the headlines. Kim Marsh’s memoirs highlight the fast pace and high stakes of undercover investigative work. In the fight against cartels, organized crime groups and international operators, Detective Marsh delves into the chaos and mayhem often hidden from the eyes of civil society. From the caffeine-fueled life of night-time missions for Canada's national police force, to transitioning to another life running a private investigative firm, Kim Marsh describes the cases that took him from his humble Saskatchewan roots to his international career. He gave decades of his life to this work, all in the pursuit of bringing the bad guys to justice and unraveling the tangled webs of deceit and evasion for his clients . . . and society at large.

".... [gives] the reader a front row seat in the theatre of clandestine investigations by both police and private investigators. Marsh’s first-hand experience as an under-cover operative, educator and manager takes you across the globe with tales that will impress readers with their degree of daring and ingenuity. Weaved into the stories are powerful insights on personal development, human behaviour and psychology, and business management. These are the fruits of [his] wealth of experience which ranges from a 25-year distinguished career as a law enforcement officer with the RCMP, to a further 22 years as an accomplished entrepreneur and business executive. This book has a lot to offer to a wide spectrum of readers. And it is an entertaining read. ‎" —Martin S. Kenney, Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors, International Fraud and Asset Recovery “...reminiscent of the visceral atmosphere of Martin Scorsese’s movies, blended with personal history and easily accessible writing.” —Raymond Corrado, Ph.D. Professor, School of Criminology Director, Institute on Violence, Terrorism & Security Simon Fraser University “Raw, riveting must read for cops transitioning from the beat to the business world.” —Fabian Dawson, Editor, author, filmmaker, Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Postmedia “A rare and insightful look into the training and cases of an undercover operative.” —Robert Silbering, New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor (1991-1997) “ insightful look at the works of the RCMP—one of the world’s top police forces— and its innovative use of undercover work and international liaison officers.” —Terry Burke, Former Detective Superintendent, New Scotland Yard “[Marsh’s] insight and dedication produced one of the most professional undercover programs ever developed in the Western police world.” —Rodney Stamler, LL.B. Assistant Commissioner RCMP (ret.)

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Kim Marsh did undercover work with the RCMP intermittently for eight years and ran the RCMP’s national undercover program for four years. He is semi-retired but continues to provide consulting and investigative services on a selective basis. Kim's next challenge is to learn to speak Italian and spend more time in Italy, where he and his wife hold citizenship. Kim lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife. He likes to fly fish, read, putter around on their Vancouver Island property, and enjoy life at a slower pace. This is his first book.


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