Although many of the stories are true, the author has taken the liberty of embellishing a few stories to make this a more interesting book to read. These few stories could have happened in other regions of the country and with other Agents.
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I picked up this book because I'm starting the process of learning all I can about these kinds of agencies and their exploits. This was the only one in the library that came up when searching ATF. Quite frankly, I'm sure the authors heart was in the right place but it reads as if created with children as the intended audience. This is surprising since there is enough adult content in this book to make most concerned parents weary i.e. arrests, murder, and one strangely uncomfortable and random highlight of a sex scene. There are random character spin-offs with no real connection to the main character, sometimes the author switches from third person narrator to first person family member, and there's an entire chapter whose point could have been summarized in one sentence: "We tried roadblocks". The character Charlie Campbell sounds like a fascinating and capable individual but I feel like the man deserves thought and research rather than reminiscent ramblings. Of the over 100 pages in the book, I'd say 1/3 are taken up by entire pages devoted to 1 picture or historical document. I finished the entire reading portion in an hour and a half.