The Story – “NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER”
ROBERT MAZUR spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia’s drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended—some of whom still shape power across the globe—knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life.
Together they partied in $1,000-per-night hotel suites, drank bottles of the world’s finest champagne, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles, and ﬂew in private jets. But under Mazur’s Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred quietly, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes. Then, at a staged wedding, he led a dramatic takedown that shook the underworld. In the end, more than eighty men and women were charged worldwide. Operation C-Chase became one of the most successful undercover operations in the history of U.S. law enforcement, and evidence gathered during the bust proved critical to the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.
The Infiltrator is the “The New York Times Best Seller” story of how Mazur helped bring down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords—including Pablo Escobar—corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. It is, at its broadest, a shocking chronicle of the rise and fall of perhaps the biggest and most intricate money-laundering operation of all time – an enterprise that cleaned and moved hundreds of millions of dollars a year. At its heart, it’s a stunning and vivid portrait of an undercover life—and the sacrifices it required.
Filled with dangerous lies, near misses, and harrowing escapes, The Infiltrator is as bracing and explosive as the greatest fiction thrillers—only it’s all true.
The Inspiration to share
‘It wasn’t until I shared my story with one of the most creative minds in Hollywood, and heard his reaction, that I realized the immense power of this story.’
The answer came when Robert Mazur spent several months as a consultant for Universal Studios’ 2006 crime thriller Miami Vice. Working with Oscar-nominated movie director Michael Mann and actors Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, Mazur helped the cast to get inside his world and live the characters of undercover agents, drug lords and corrupt money launderers.
When director Michael Mann saw the potential in Robert Mazur’s life story, telling him it had tremendous potential to be a movie, it was the impetus needed to begin work. A book deal, and six months of intensive writing followed, and The Infiltrator, authored by Robert Mazur was born.
Watch Robert Mazur, director Michael Mann, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx talk about working on the Miami Vice movie. This excerpt found on You Tube concerning the Miami Vice “Making Of’ DVD was, in its entirety, produced by Laura Davis Productions, Inc. and Universal Studios in connection with Universal’s production of the Miami Vice movie.
The gripping real life account of how undercover agent Robert Mazur brought down drug lords and dirty banks in one of the most successful money laundering investigations of all time. Filled with dangerous lies, near misses and harrowing escapes, The Infiltrator is as bracing and explosive as the greatest fiction thrillers – only it’s all true.
Hear about the story directly from the author.
‘Bob Mazur is a dedicated individual who has demonstrated courage and leadership and has written a book that is next to none in the field of undercover. A very compelling read.’
JOSEPH D. PISTONE
AKA Donnie Brasco
‘Mesmerizing… Once you’ve picked up this book, I guarantee you will not put it down. You will be enthralled with this amazing story of one man’s career on the front lines against the notorious Medellín drug cartel.’
Best selling Author of American Jihad
‘Undercover work is a lot more of an art than Hollywood could ever represent on-screen, and The Infiltrator introduces Bob Mazur as one of America’s great undercover artists and writers.’
Police Instructor & New York times Best selling Author of ‘Deep Cover’
Hear a clip of The Infiltrator audio book
Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, THE INFILTRATOR is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the underground economy to its core.
DIRECTOR: BRAD FURMAN
SCREENPLAY: ELLEN BROWN FURMAN
Bryan Cranston speaks about his portrayal of Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator film.