An interesting and insightful look into the FBI. This book will give the reader a better understanding of the inner workings of the FBI and integrity of some Agents and the lack of it in other Agents. A very powerful read.
-- Joe Pistone, former FBI agent, author of "Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia"
“There are a million stories in the life of an FBI Agent. Some can be, some should be, and others the FBI hopes are never told. Tom Baker, in his compelling book, The Fall of the FBI takes the reader through highlights of his remarkable career and offers an insight to what the FBI has meant to America. He also tells the story of other, more recent incidents, that do not reflect what the FBI has been. He offers suggestions on what must be done to restore this storied institution back to where it should be to protect, not sully, our nation.”
-- Richard A. Marquise, former FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge, author of "Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation"
“For those of us who grew up admiring the FBI and were shocked by the agency’s behavior in the Russia Hoax, this is the book to read. Thomas Baker, a retired FBI official, tells us why this happened, how an American legend was gradually unraveled by incompetent management, dishonesty, and loss of, well, decency itself. Mr. Baker grew up in the agency, and in the old style rose to the management level, only to see his and his colleagues’ work devalued by the likes of James Comey and his coterie. Now we have an FBI that spies on Americans. It’s time for Congress to investigate and return the FBI to its former level of respect.”
-- Peter J. Wallison, former White House Counsel, author of "Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency"
“Tom Baker’s book is a must-read for those desiring to witness firsthand the career of a legendary FBI agent, as he brings the reader along from his days at the FBI Academy and beyond: kidnappings, airplane hijackings, espionage… even the attempted assassination of a sitting president. The author then tackles the thorny issues plaguing the FBI today, recognizing his beloved Bureau is ‘drifting away from its law enforcement moorings.’ Tom Baker’s stories are compelling, his insight is enlightening, and his conclusions are cogent.”
-- Greg Dillon, former FBI agent, author of "The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs. The FBI"