"Murder for Hire" Book Signing with Jack Ballentine to Benefit the 100 Club of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, March 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Jack Ballentine will sign copies of Murder for Hire: My Life as the Country’s Most Successful Undercover Agent at Rock n’ Java on March 4 from 11 am to 1 pm in Tucson.

Murder for Hire details the life of Ballentine who posed as a hit-man for the Phoenix Police Department. The book “effectively captures the violence and degradation of underclass criminality, where the lives of drug dealers, bikers, white supremacists, prostitutes, strippers and career criminals intersect” says Kirkus Reviews. “Ballentine could change his character at the drop of a hat, often imitating characters and “bad guys” from television and movies... (by doing so) he developed an intricate network of sources who fed him work and kept him extremely busy” says Macmillan. His ability to assume such convincing alternate identities led to a 100% conviction rate during his 15 year career, earning him the title of the country’s most successful undercover agent.

Murder for Hire has been featured on several local radio and television stations, including 3TV and the Arizona Law Channel, as well as the Arizona Republic.

All book sales from the signing will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit that supports the men and women of public safety in Arizona, and 88-Crime, Inc., a hotline that allows callers to anonymously submit tips that will assist law enforcement officers in the fight against crime.

Event Details
Date and Time: March 4, 2010, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Rock n’ Java
Address: 7555 E Twin Peaks Road, Tucson Arizona, 85743

Jack Ballentine became a Phoenix police officer in 1978 and quickly rose to the top as one of the world’s most successful undercover operatives. He also served as a homicide detective for the Phoenix Police Department. He is a three-time Police Officer of the Year, and has been awarded both the International Investigator of the Year and the Medal of Merit. He currently serves as the Director of Investigations for the Phoenix Fire Department. He lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife.

100 Club of Arizona
Rachel St. Moritz