Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Wolf and the Watchmen
"The Wolf and the Watchmen: A Father, a Son, and the CIA"
Scott C. Johnson
This is the true story of Scott C. Johnson growing up with a father in the CIA. All his life Scott had moved around a lot. he had lived in many countries before the age of 14 when his father told Scott his dark secret. Scott's father was a spy.
At first it was fun his dad was James Bond but over time the secrets and the lies started to way him down. By the time Scott was an adult the pain of secret keeping had become to much and Scott needed a way out. In many way to fight off this father's heritage but it equal parts to follow it, Scott became a journalist working as a war corespondent.
Now Scoot uses the skills he learned and picked up from his father to find secrets and bring them to light, but the only real secret he wants to know is who is his father?
To be completely honest i did not think I was going to like this book, but i did. This true store is amazing and even a little hard to believe. I just loved his writing style. In college I minored in journalism and I have always loved the way that journalist's write. It is always so straight forward and easy to read. And i feel that Scott does not hold anything back.
Even though this book is not an adventure story it still pulls the reader through the book hoping to see what will happen next. This is the story of a truly amazing man and I feel blessed that he took the time to tell us not only about himself but about his father and the things he has done.
I have only one problem with the book. At the beginning of the book there is a note from the author saying that this story is true that names have been changed but nothing else, and that he did not add in any fake people to the story of his life. My problem is that this note is really hard to find. The note is on the copy right page and is in really little print.
That note from the author needs to be on its own page and really easy to find. That note almost more important then the rest of the book. because without that note its a nice tale but with it this book becomes a revelation of human power and dignity.
I would give this book a 9.2 out of 10.