The Secrets of the FBI

The Secrets of the FBI

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by Ronald Kessler
     
 

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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

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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 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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307719713
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
89,245
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

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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The Secrets of the FBI 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Winterlight00 More than 1 year ago
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.
HondaSolLuv More than 1 year ago
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.
richardjewel More than 1 year ago
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!
Beth2012 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Kiss ur hand post this on three other books look under ur pillow # ?
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The secrets of the FBI is very well written book by Ronald Kessler. It gives you some inside on how they do various things to prevent major events from happening. The building that they test and research in Virginia is amazing and I would like to tour it someday. I do not understand why they never coordinated with the FBI and CIA on information through out the years.
787878BREHD More than 1 year ago
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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