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Bill Keith

The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death

  • With a true journalistic tone, Keith delivers an unparalleled account of the murder of Louisiana's political advertiser Jim Leslie and the case against Shreveport's corrupt police commissioner George D'Artois. Keith, who covered the crimes as a reporter for the Shreveport Times, recalls firsthand the tumultuous investigation of D'Artois and his plan to bring mob boss Carlos Marcello's organized crime to Shreveport. The Commissioner is a gripping description of Keith's personal experiences involving Leslie's assassination and the five courageous lawmen who struggled to stop D'Artois' tyranny.

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