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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Candice DeLong Narrator: Candice DeLong Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2001 ISBN: 9780739300404
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A twenty-year veteran of the FBI, Candice DeLong worked on some of the toughest high-stakes criminal investigations of our time. As a field profiler, DeLong collected evidence at the scene of the crime to create a specific portrait of criminals via behavioral patterns, character traits, background, and more. Special Agent is her remarkable personal story—of drama and danger on the front lines of law enforcement, of the art and science of criminal profiling, and of the challenge of maintaining courage, wise-cracking humor, and grace under fire.

Candice DeLong tailed terrorists and helped track the notorious Tylenol killer; she was one of three agents hand-picked to mastermind the Montana manhunt for the Unabomber; and she went undercover for major stings, sometimes in such exotic roles as a gangster’s moll and as a madam of a call-girl ring dubbed the “Candy Store.” As profiling coordinator, she was Chicago’s and, until her recent retirement, San Francisco’s link to the Bureau’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit, spearheading investigations into the most recondite serial murders and sex crimes. Packed with fascinating details about her job, Special Agent reveals what life is like for a woman and for an agent on the front lines.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madonna Analla | 7/14/2013

    " Awesome book! very cool stories and i'm glad I didn't try to join the FBI. I like sleeping at night and having days off of work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 6/6/2013

    " This is a good book. It gives you a woman's perspective from the FBI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edie | 5/5/2013

    " This is one fascinating gal! I'm only a few chapters into the book, but it's going to be a quick read. I enjoy watching Ms. Delong on Deadly Women and that made me get the book when I found out she'd written one. She gave 20 years of service to us all and she really knows her stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 4/12/2013

    " A totally new twist on crime with the real look at what one of the first women in the FBI did day to day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/19/2012

    " Finally finished this one! Great true story written by Candance. I had no idea about the shocking situation around the capture of the unabomber! She is an American hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petra X | 11/12/2011

    " This was a good read. For anyone wanting a life of adventure and danger, this would appear to be it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 7/12/2011

    " Really tough book to read and get into. The storylines were enticing but overall the book as poorly written. I wanted to keep reading for the cases but it was really hard to get past the presentation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/16/2011

    " Candice DeLong had a 20 year career as an FBI agent and this book is the story of that career. It's interesting, but, not as compelling as I would have hoped. Guess I just read too much fiction! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/5/2009

    " Fascinating, especially since I always wanted to be an FBI agent...but a little too self-indulgent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 7/14/2008

    " I was disappointed in this book. Not because it was poorly written or I disagree with Candice Delong, but I though being a female profiler that it would it take a different turn. I also expected to see more stories of her cases. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gloria | 3/22/2008

    " I told a friend that I always secretly wanted to be an FBI agent. She loaned me this book by one of the early female FBI agents. Her stories are interesting but I'm not sure I would recommend it to someone to read (unless you secretly want to be an FBI agent). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 11/18/2006

    " Awesome true story very interesting and deep involved. Proves sometimes women are treated different in the field. Kudos to Candice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. M. | 11/6/2006

    " Written by a female former FBI special agent, it's a eye-opening glimpse into what life in the FBI is really like. DeLong's voice keeps the story moving and far from dull. She also touches on some famous cases she worked on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/4/2006

    " An interesting look into the life of a woman FBI agent who started in the era when women were just becoming agents. It was fascinating to read about some of the cases and how they were solved. The last chapter was full of safety tips for women. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissa | 6/28/2005

    " This book kept me intrigued from beginning to end. Candice DeLong is incredible and what an inspirational woman! I love watching her on The ID Channel! Makes me wish I would have pursued some kind of career with the FBI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Jeffcoat | 5/3/2004

    " This is a really interesting book about a woman in the FBI. She retired after serving for 20 years and worked on such cases as the Unabomber. It delves into the sexism that was rampant in the FBI when she entered in 1980. "

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