JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On his first day at work, Mike Steinbach sat at a Chicago Denny’s drinking coffee, reading a newspaper and covertly protecting a nearby federal witness from a possible hit attempt by the mob.
“I thought, ‘Holy moly.’ This is a pretty good deal,” Steinbach said. “I knew I had made the right [career] choice.”
The undercover surveillance assignment was Steinbach’s welcome to the FBI.
Seventeen years later, after adding the capture of a serial killer, an interview with a 9/11 facilitator and breaking bread with Israelis and Palestinians to his many accomplishments, Steinbach has arrived in Jacksonville.
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