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Bob Hamer spent twenty-six years as a “street agent” for the FBI, many of those years in an undercover capacity. In assignments lasting anywhere from a day to more than three years, he successfully posed as a drug dealer, contract killer, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.

Bob worked undercover against such diverse groups as La Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, Mexican Mafia, Russian Mafia, Asian organized crime groups, and Los Angeles-based street gangs. His successful infiltration of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) resulted in the arrest of what one defendant called eight members of the “inner circle.”

He received numerous awards throughout his career including the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service, four United States Attorney Awards for Distinguished Service, and numerous letters of commendation including one from then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Now retired, he is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of Canada and has written for TV. He also worked as the technical advisor for The Inside and Angela’s Eyes and has consulted for Law & Order: SVU and Sleeper Cell. He appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss his role in the NAMBLA investigation. A Marine Corps veteran and law school graduate, he is married and has two children.  Bob Hamer is the author of The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil and Enemies Among Us.

According to the book description of The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil, “Bob Hamer tells the story of his life as an undercover agent for the FBI posing as everything from a drug dealer to an aging pedophile. Looking back on a career rich in the kind of action that makes for great cinema, Hamer describes the challenges he endured as he stared the dark side of humanity in the face—never blinking. Most importantly he shares what he faced in his last undercover assignment—and his hardest—infiltrating NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association.

It is rare for an agent to serve undercover long-term, but Hamer made a career out of a job that can completely consume and destroy a man. Remarkably, through all of this he found a way to remain true to his faith and put his family before his work.”

Publisher’s Weekly said of The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil, “There have been many books concerning FBI undercover agents on perilous assignments, but this one by a veteran FBI agent goes most of them one better with his full-tilt voyages into the darkest fringes of society. After his training and recruitment into the criminal netherworld, Hamer assumed several identities—such as drug dealer and contract killer—to penetrate the closed societies of the Chinese, Russian and Iraqi mobs. However, Hamer’s controlled theatrics are most compelling as he infiltrates the security-obsessed North American Man/Boy Love Association disguised as an aging pedophile, to crack the group and their extensive international network. The sneak peek into that dank society of “chicken hawks” is illuminating in its depiction of child sexual abuse. With his practiced lies and disciplined behavior, Hamer is a peerless undercover agent…this book possesses power and conviction without being pretentious or pious.”

According to one reader of The Last Undercover, “Bob Hamer takes us on a journey into the places that most of us like to pretend don't exist. With a blend of cynicism, humor and brutal honesty, Mr. Hamer details for the reader dangers that any of our families could experience on any given day. Whereas many would turn away from investigating individuals engaged in such repulsive activities, Mr. Hamer went above and beyond, gaining trust and acceptance, in order to get a tremendous series of Federal convictions. The topic is not pretty, but skillfully detailed. The reality of Mr. Hamer's career in the FBI is the stuff of movies. I highly recommend this book to any fan of true crime, police drama or American history. This work should be required reading for all criminal investigators.”


Enemies Among Us: A Novel
Bob Hamer  More Info

The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil
Bob Hamer  More Info

Publisher’s Weekly said of Enemies Among Us, “Novels about undercover FBI agents nabbing terrorists are more credible when written by former FBI agents. Hamer's nearly three decades as a street agent gives weight to this thriller about erstwhile reckless agent Matt Hogan's redemption with the agency, his wife, and guilt-ridden past. In order to save his job, Hogan must leave his dangerous operations and infiltrate a Christian hospital, which he sees as a red herring to get him off the streets. But as the hospital is suspected of helping terrorists, Hogan has never had a more important assignment. Beyond thriller-speed action, the author includes references to Osama bin Laden, reflections on the difference between guilt and shame societies, and just enough hot married love for Christian fiction. Suspense is often pre-empted by unnecessary spoilers in the middle of the action: Fate was about to confront the team. Otherwise few flaws mar what is a page-turning roller coaster that feels like Jack Bauer's 24 without sailing over the top. Stereotype-bending dialogue and believable characters elicit fear of evil and call forth hope that good exists in all ethnicities and religions."

One reader of Enemies Among Us said, it “portrays a realistic picture of those that would use our freedoms to destroy us. It is obviously written from a standpoint of knowledge about undercover operations and about the threats that abound in our society as a result of an overabundance of "political correctness". Bob's new protagonist, Matt Hogan, probably an alter ego, is destined to join with the heroes of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Lee Child and Brad Thor. Although this book is a "novel", it is probably more truth than fiction. It is a good and enjoyable read, I would recommend it to all those that enjoy mysteries and suspense?”

One reader of Enemies Among Us said, “This is the kind of book I love. It has terrorist plots, undercover FBI work, great plot, and likable and believable characters. Woven within the plot was also a strong Christian message. I really liked the main character, and hope the author does more books with him as the central character/hero of the story. The story was made all the more believable and enjoyable for me knowing that the author is a former FBI agent who also did his share of undercover work. I highly recommend this book by a new fiction author, and though you women might enjoy it, I would recommend it more for men.”

One reader of Enemies Among Us said, “I couldn't put this book down. Having read "The Last Undercover", a true story of the author's undercover work for the FBI, I pre-ordered this from Amazon as soon as I heard about it. I wasn't disappointed. Sometimes fiction can touch on truth more accurately than fact. Bob Hamer has accurately described the embedded threat to our country by a group that is arguably more of an uncompromising political ideology than a religion. Islamofacism has become the "third rail" in American politics that our elected officials refuse to acknowledge or name. If you look hard enough to learn the activities of CAIR and the "anti-hate speech" support they get from the U.N., you already know this threat is very real. The Ft. Hood massacre had everything in common with the Christmas underwear bomber and other terrorist attacks. The fact that 2009 had a full one-third of all the attempted and successful attacks since 9/11 might suggest that radical Islam is trying harder and getting closer to another large successful attack. Are there peaceful Muslims or are all Muslims violent people? The author doesn't judge Muslims, he writes as though he knows many peaceful Muslims as I'm sure he does. But he does open your eyes with this gripping and well-written narrative.”

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