He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people. Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?
New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made. And it is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi are harbingers of what's to come without a bold change in direction.
Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service - during the Obama Administration - in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., matrix and discover why a government filled with some incredibly dedicated people nevertheless continues to make such frequent and tragic mistakes.
©2013 Dan Bongino (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Great insight on the surface workings of those who are close to the security of the First Family. Always good to hear first hand account rather than speculation.
If the story involved something that was not public knowledge, or some other way of differentiating the story .
The most annoying part was the work up to an event ( ... something that changed my life forever, ... etc..etc..) There are a number of situations Dan described in the book, he worked them up as if something earth shattering was coming next, only to continue on without any further explanation.
See American Sniper for a good story telling style and a gripping story as an example.
My expectations were to gain an inside look, but everything in this book is out there in one way shape or form.
Maybe it was the style of narration. Something didn`t click about this book.
Maybe a little humor would have helped.
The complete package began with an interview between Dan Bongino and Alex Jones. Together they were charismatic, and so many interesting tidbits came out, I purchased both books, Dan Bongino wrote immediately. Knowing Dan's personality, the story plot and Mark's performance completed a most enjoyable day.
The Fight," by Dan Bongino
Mark's tone, timing and clarity.
Yes most defiantly!
A bit redundant:the author repetes multiple times the same concepts, without being able -due to his former functions at the secret service- to use defined facts and precise examples of inadequacies,
Smith's voice and reading style remind me of an automated answering machine; I often found my attention wandering while listening to him drone. The material isn't much better; the relatively short time scope of the story compared to similar books I have read concerning the Secret Service just doesn't cut it. I have to give the whole thing a thumbs down and will be sure to avoid more books read by Smith.
I always thought that there must be a lot of selfishness of those who are being protected. Pretty well confirmed here. FBI in this line of work have no personal life.
This book is politically slanted, note Mr Bongino left the FBI to run as a Republican for Senate.
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