Investigative journalist Kessler, author of Inside the CIA ( LJ 11/1/92), shifts his focus to the FBI, revealing its day-to-day workings. He was allowed unprecedented access to facilities previously off limits to the press and permitted to conduct unsupervised interviews with present and former FBI agents. The resulting story is both eye-opening and image-shattering. Kessler details how the bureau solved prominent cases such as Watergate and the World Trade Center bombing; covered up many detrimental internal cases; and introduced and employed ultramodern forensic technologies for criminal investigations. He also discusses the changes brought about by FBI minority recruitment efforts and the internal strife surrounding the issue. Most importantly , Kessler describes the abuse of power by former FBI Director Williams Sessions that led to his recent dismissal. A riveting narrative for public and academic libraries alike. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/92.
– Michael Lutes, Univ. of Notre Dame Lib., Ind.
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