Laux's not necessarily a guy you like, but his forceful, unrelenting nature makes him a compulsively entertaining narrator.
Why I love it
When you think "CIA agent," do you imagine someone like Jason Bourne? A rough and tumble guy who's constantly on the run, avoiding detection and setting traps for his enemies, hiding out in safe houses between dead sprints from one danger-filled situation to another? Or do you imagine a more refined gentleman, like James Bond? Sinking $150k cars in the Venice canals, after a pulse-poundi...
"This is an awesome memoir. I was fascinated by the author's experiences as a CIA agent. You really see the bureaucracy of government and it is kind of unsettling..."
"an amazing memoir and very eye opening!"
Houston , TX
"powerful book with an excellent narrator to take us through. it's a true story which is probably the best part. "
"Awesome book. Opened my eyes to topics I never concerned myself in the past. Topics that I should care about. A truthful, colorful memoir. A must read."
Sterling Heights, MI
"Redacted much? You know this has to be juicy stuff if half of it isn't "allowed.""
San Diego, CA
"I found the blacked out parts kind of funny. It left you to fill in what he really wanted to say. What an interesting life!"
Mary Margaret P.
"Wow. If this is really happening ..."
"Growing up I wanted to join the CIA. This book gave me a window into a path not taken, and the sacrifices that people make for our country."
"Not a book I ever would have picked myself but it was incredibly interesting and I'm glad I got it. "
"It was incredibly thought provoking, and really opened my mind on what is really going on over there. "
"Overall good book. however the author seemed a bit arrogant and unlikable and I grew to dislike him more and more throughout the book"