The Secrets of the FBI

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The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.

Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how...

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Overview

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.

Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how the FBI caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst and how the FBI breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught.

From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time.

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Editorial Reviews

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It seems unlikely that any investigative reporter can match Ronald Kessler's credentials for unmasking FBI secrets: The revelations in his book The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency rocked the agency and led to the dismissal of Director William S. Sessions. In his latest project, the longtime Washington Post journalist not only provides the inside stories of how these stealthy operatives track down spies and terrorists; he also reveals celebrity secrets that the FBI have exposed in their investigations. Certain to receive major media attention.

Library Journal
Having reported on the FBI for decades and written two best sellers on the agency, Kessler really does have some secrets to share. These have less to do with how the FBI functions than with what its agents have learned while dealing with the White House, Wall Street, terrorists, spies, the Mafia, and more. Oooh, some dirty revelations? Try for all your crime-fiction fans.
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After Kessler exposed many of the FBI's "secrets" in his 2003 book The Bureau, one wonders if he is rehashing old material. Fear not—the FBI has enough secrets to fill several volumes, and Kessler is one of the most adept contemporary authors at ferreting out dirty laundry. FBI administrators come under special scrutiny; J. Edgar Hoover's follies are nothing new, but the criticism of chiefs such as Louis Freeh and William Sessions is fresh and biting. In Kessler's well-modulated prose, the FBI is sclerotic and in danger of losing the technological war against America's enemies. Michael Bybee's narration is consistent and presents the right degree of emotion in Kessler's calls for major change in the 21st-century FBI. This audiobook is certain to be popular in all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/7/11; the Crown hc, published in August, was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.]—Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307719706
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 151,136
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Kessler

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of In the President's Secret Service, The Terrorist Watch, and The CIA at War. A former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, Kessler has won seventeen journalism awards. He is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com. Kessler lives in Potomac, MD with his wife Pamela.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Tacops 5

2 Omerta 18

3 Red Dress 30

4 Secret Files 37

5 Break-In at the Watergate 46

S Deep Throat 52

7 Profiling 58

8 Threesomes 66

9 Mole in the CIA 71

10 More Roast Beef 78

11 Waco 87

12 The Co-Director Wife 96

13 Behind Vince Foster's Suicide 107

14 Brick Agent 113

15 Catching Hanssen 121

16 "Breach" 132

17 Unexplained Cash 143

18 "Mueller, Homicide" 151

19 Intelligence Mind-Set 159

20 The Center 171

21 The Hunt 183

22 Armed and Dangerous 193

23 Preaching Jihad 200

24 Year of the Ponzi Scheme 209

25 Trip Wires 217

26 Yacht Party 226

27 Christmas Day 239

28 Suitcase Nuke 247

29 CSI 252

30 Spy Swap 262

31 Geronimo 272

32 The Biggest Threat 279

Epilogue 287

Acknowledgments 289

Index 291

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Interesting

    I've never read Kesslers stuff before so I can't accuse him of being a cheerleader, but theres lots of rah rah for the FBI here. Most of this is just stories told by FBI guys with a slant towards blaming foul ups on previous directors. For example the FBI missed the 9/11 hijackers because Freeh didn't update the computers. It /is/ a fun read though, just take the idea that this is all true to life with a grain of salt.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Very good FBI information

    If FBI interests you in anyway this is a book you should pick up. I am from Lubbock, Tx and really like Kessler's take on the Terrorist Aldawasari. This was a very high profile case here and I liked to see the inside of the story and the FBI's involvement. Ronald Kessler is a very good author and his stories are always a joy for me to read. They are made for anyone with any level of criminal knowledge to enjoy. I want to read his other novels now.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Interesting Topics..Easy is Read, Hard to put down.!

    I really enjoyed the topics included in this book...I was floored to read about the methods utilized by the TacOps teams to secure information!
    I plan on checking about more Ronald Kessler books soon! Contains fascinating insight on "secrets" undercover until now! Thanks!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Storm

    O.o

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    To all Hating on Velvetstar

    Shut the f*ck up. Shes one of my bestfriends on another rp and she wouldnt do that. She was definetly impostered. And Blood and Dapplesong were correct about what happened on New Years to her. ~

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Great Book! :)

    I think Kessler does an excellent job of stating facts rather than making this book biased. You would never be able to tell it is a non-fiction novel by the way Kessler tells this story. He makes it easy to understand high-tech government operation and makes them sound interesting. It is rather informational, and touches the subject about a lot of topics. I like how he isn't afraid to bash the FBI. He tells the truth and isn't afraid of the information he gives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Highly

    Great Fast Read

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    Highly recommend this book. Very informative and interesting.

    Learned a lot about FBI I didn't know before. Also some secrets that will surprise you when finished. Some very interesting people in this book and their careers with feds. Overall a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    I am a fbu I am a fbi

    Waz up im 16 and my dad signed me up for fbi im single and im a guy eith blonde hair and blue eyes and a 6 pack

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Long Island needs these guys to solve their still unsolved multi

    Long Island needs these guys to solve their still unsolved multiple murder case.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Director

    CAVITY INSPECTION!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Sophia

    Go right ahead ((only touch my boobies though no sex stuff))

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    A man in a black suit walks in

    He is wearing aviator his african american he stands at the reseption desk

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    GR

    *touches her boobies looking for drugs* I dont see any mam. Your free to go.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    You guys are mean

    Leave velvetstar alone she was impostered. She is nice and kind. I rp Shattergaze, Lighteye, an Paledash. I used to be leader of the dark forest poisenstar. But i stoped cuz people accused me of being a rapest. Just cuz i rp a evil cat desont mean i do thoose things.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Test

    Test

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    ¿

    How do I know that you will say no to all my answers? You seem like that type of cat

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    ¿

    Fine, although it seems that you would be more likely to do that then me. I swear on StarClan that I will say the truth about the answers you give me. And if I do say no to everything, it is because all of your answers are wrong. Deal? If this does not satisfy you, I know you are a imposter because you keep trying to weasel out of answering. Answer or be revealed. Actually, depending on the answers, it might be be revealed or be revealed. Your choice.

    1. Name five cats I roleplay, as well as group (clan, tribe, etc.), group location, rank there (leader, warrior, kit, etc.), personality in three words, and description.
    2. Name, rank, and group of first animal I ever rped.
    3. Full name of first tribe cat rped, plus full names of tribe, mate, and kit(s).
    4. What is the phrase I use when spying?
    5. Month and year of date first stared rping. ((NOT when I got my nook.))
    6. What is the nickname I give to the Black Night Fighters, or BNF?
    Answer all of them. No skipping. I promise by the five great clans, StarClan, and *shudder* the DF. Just for some reason you think StarClan is invalid.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Skystar

    Ur invalid hahaha its all this just kidding u cant find me ever again poof

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Probably kakidan and rainfire

    But i think they went into hiding.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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