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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, The Quiet Houses by DEA agent Jeff Moore was adapated into Clint Eastwood’s Hollywood movie, The Mule, starring Bradley Cooper.

Based on real events, The Quiet Houses: Fall of the Narcs traces the remarkable career of DEA Special Agent Jeff Moore, who captured the world’s oldest and most successful drug cartel mule, Leo Sharp — the story of which became the inspiration for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie, The Mule.

The Quiet Houses

The Quiet Houses by Jeff Moore on The Table Read
The Quiet Houses

The Quiet Houses follows Jeff’s employment journey from redundant graphics designer to patrol officer to undercover detective in a corrupt, Kansas City, Missouri, narcotics unit led by Sgt. Ryan Shale, who has aligned himself with a large-scale drug trafficker in a symbiotic relationship of profit and police protection.

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Embarrassed by Jeff’s sub-par results on the streets, Ryan forces Jeff to work alongside an unmanageable but streetwise informant named Tamera Josephine Mack. The unlikely pair embarks on a surreal odyssey infiltrating as many drug houses as possible to conduct undercover street level drug buys of heroin and cocaine. They encounter lost souls and violent men during their journey. 

Jeff’s relationship with Tammy is exceedingly contentious yet entertaining.

Tamera Mack

“My experiences with Tamera Mack were almost too unreal to believe, which served to create an incredible story I wanted to tell,” Moore said. “In my career, I have met some of the most interesting and nefarious people in the world.”

Tammy opens Jeff’s eyes to a world he has never seen, and he is forced to redefine his purpose, and accept his failures and fears. Through self-preservation, Tammy and Jeff look past stereotypes and social differences, and form a deep friendship. 

Jeff Moore on The Table Read
Jeff Moore

However, Ryan Shale’s unrelenting corruption knows no limits, as he uses his criminal contacts to steal drug and money seizures off the streets while eliminating adversaries. Eventually, Jeff and Tammy find themselves in Ryan’s crosshairs. In a final battle of cat and mouse, a surprise ending unfolds with Tammy and Jeff fighting for their lives with all the players under one roof.

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Jeff Moore

DEA agent Jeff Moore’s 2014 New York Times interview regarding his capture of the world’s oldest and most successful drug cartel mule, Leo Sharp, became the basis for Clint Eastwood’s movie, The Mule. In the movie, Eastwood portrayed Leo Sharp and actor Bradley Cooper portrayed agent Moore. Prior to working for DEA, Moore spent a year as an undercover narcotics police detective buying crack cocaine and heroin from drug houses throughout Kanas City, Missouri. Currently, DEA agent Jeff Moore works in Detroit, Michigan.

The Quiet Houses: Fall of the Narcs

Publisher: Allestone Publications

Release Date: August 28, 2022

ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8218053260 (Paperback)

ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8218057091 (Hardcover)

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