Special Agent Man by Steve Moore
My Life in the FBI as a Terrorist Hunter, Helicopter Pilot, and Certified Sniper

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For decades, movies and television shows have portrayed FBI agents as fearless heroes leading glamorous lives, but this refreshingly original memoir strips away the fantasy and glamour and describes the day-to-day job of an FBI special agent. The book gives a firsthand account of a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the academy to retirement, with exciting and engaging anecdotes about SWAT teams, counterterrorism activities, and undercover assignments. At the same time, it challenges the stereotype of FBI agents as arrogant, case-stealing, suit-wearing stiffs with representations of real people who carry badges and guns. With honest, self-deprecating humor, Steve Moore’s narrative details his successes and his mistakes, the trauma the job inflicted on his marriage, his triumph over the aggressive cancer that took him out of the field for a year, and his return to the Bureau with renewed vigor and dedication to take on some of the most thrilling assignments of his career.   Steve Moore is a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who had assignments as a SWAT team operator, sniper, pilot, counterterrorist, and undercover agent. He received multiple awards from the Department of Justice before his retirement in 2008, has written two episodes for an FBI-themed TV series, and is a regular commentator for Headline News. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
 

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After joining the FBI in 1983, Steve Moore worked as a SWAT team operator, sniper, pilot, counterterrorist agent, and undercover agent, receiving multiple awards from the Department of Justice and the FBI for his investigations. He retired from the FBI in 2008.
 
Published August 1, 2012 by Chicago Review Press. 346 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Moore is candid about his personal flaws and shortcomings, but most of the book is a love letter to a dangerous career and an agency filled with colleagues he admired.

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Not everybody's life can be transcribed into a book successfully; consider the postman, the lunch lady, the chicken farmer. Moore, an ex-FBI dude, has a conversational tone and a sense of humor that adds warmth to his stories which read like talking over a beer, or a long bike ride. Once readers ...

Dec 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Special Agent Man: My Life in...

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