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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Excellent.

Thank you for your service! I look forward to your continued service in elected office, one day.

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Great read

Having a firsthand look at the inner workings of government was eye opening. Having listened to Dan on Fox made me curious how he came to leave the Secret Service. Every chance I got to listen w/o interruptions was grabbed. Thanks for sharing your story.

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Great true story!

Dan Bongino tells his wide and varied experiences as a Secret Service agent and why he left he job. His writing here is well narrated and keeps you riveted to his amazing biography.

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A man with integrity. Refreshing

A great story of life inside the Govt machine. The sacrifices they make are on par with our military. A great read or listen.

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Excellent story!

I've recently learned of Mr. Bongino when he filled in on Mark Levins radio show. Now I listen to his podcast. Looking forward to his next book!

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great work. it is nice to hear different angles of how our government works. I first saw Mr
Bongino in an interview in whick I thought he was a Marine, but he was not. the way he caries himself, very professional. he holds high standards of excellence.

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Experience matters

Excellent well written and informative from somebody who actually knows what they are talking about working with Cindy protection details of the Secret Service and also former experience with the New York Police Department this is a man that's been inside and understands what's going on excellent book would easily recommend it to anybody

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Meh

What would have made Life Inside the Bubble better?

It would be easy to say more stories about the Presidents the author worked for, but the author might simply not have that many to tell.

What was most disappointing about Dan Bongino’s story?

The book was really about him, not like other books from former USSS agents.

What three words best describe Mark F. Smith’s performance?

It was fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

No reaction

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in stories about life inside the USSS, try First Family Detail or Crisis of Character.

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Disappointing platform for author's beliefs

This book was a little bit about life inside the secret service and a lot about how the author thinks the government should be run.

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boring

slow and opinionated even though I agree with him. Good behind the scene insight. More his biography

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