Doyle, Paul E. 1946-

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DOYLE, Paul E. 1946-


Born 1946; married; wife's name, Pam; children: four daughters. Education: Rutgers University, B.A.; Northeastern University, M.S., 1997.


Home—Boston, MA. Office—Mir Pace International, 1173 Nantasket Ave., Unit C-6, Hull, MA 02045.


Mir Pace International, Hull, MA, director. Has worked for various volunteer groups and charities, including Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and for U.S. government in various capacities, including serving as a special agent for Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Military service: U.S. Army; served in 2nd Infantry Division and 10th Special Forces Group (Green Berets).


Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents (secretary, New England chapter).


Hot Shots and Heavy Hits: Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent, foreword by Peter Kirby Manning, Northeastern University Press (Boston, MA), 2004.


Paul E. Doyle has been a soldier, narcotics agent, and volunteer humanitarian, serving as director of Mir Pace International, a worldwide humanitarian relief and development program focusing on populations that have experienced disasters. In his first book, Hot Shots and Heavy Hits: Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent, Doyle recounts his years working as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency. The book is organized into six chapters, focusing on different aspects of the urban drug world, such as the chapter titled "Informant," which recounts Doyle's experience with various snitches. Working the streets of Boston and its notorious Combat Zone in the 1970s under the alias 'Paulie Sullivan,' Doyle encountered a host of unsavory characters, from pimps, pushers, and drug addicts to crime kingpins and Chinatown mobsters. More than once the former prizefighter had to punch his way out of a tight situation as he played a major role in numerous arrests and busts, including the fall of a major LSD manufacturing operation.

A Kirkus Reviews contributor wrote that Hot Shots and Heavy Hits is filled with "ethnic and cultural stereotypes" and commented that "the simplistic narrative fails to convey these operations' complexity, portraying unbelievable dumb criminals who literally throw themselves at the G-men." However, Library Journal critic Sarah Jent enjoyed the memoir, asserting that "Doyle has written a riveting account" that is "a gritty-action-packed glimpse into the criminal drug world." In a review in Booklist, David Pitt commended Doyle for authoring a fascinating "chronicle of an agency in the making."



Booklist, May 15, 2004, David Pitt, review of Hot Shots and Heavy Hits: Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent, p. 1582.

Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2004, review of Hot Shots and Heavy Hits, p. 373.

Library Journal, May 1, 2004, Sarah Jent, review of Hot Shots and Heavy Hits, p. 128.

Northeastern University Magazine, November, 2001, Paul E. Doyle, "First-Person."*