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“A time capsule of adventuresome sleuthing [that] traces the contours of U. S. political history.” —The Washington Post

The Los Angeles Times once called Terry Lenzner “one of the most powerful and dreaded private investigators in the world.” Since graduating from Harvard Law School, Lenzner has investigated the infamous murder of three civil rights workers that inspired Mississippi Burning, prosecuted organized crime in New York, followed the money trail that led to the Watergate burglary, helped identify the Unabomber, investigated the circumstances of Princess Diana’s death, and worked with President Clinton’s defense team during the impeachment hearings.

In The Investigator, Lenzner reflects upon his remarkable fifty-year career, sharing anecdotes of scandal and intrigue, lessons in investigative methods, and an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at some of the most talked about media stories and events of our time.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating…[Lenzner is] a great storyteller and shrewd judge of character who tells us—finally—where so many of the important bodies are buried.”

    Jonathan Alter, New York Times bestselling author of The Center Holds

  • “A compelling memoir about a fascinating life.”

    Booklist

  • “Terry Lenzner is unique in combining his life as a brilliant, dogged, energetic, creative, no-holds-barred investigator with a deep and abiding commitment to human and civil rights and liberties.”

    Victor S. Navasky, National Book Award–winning author of Naming Names 

  • “Finally a real private eye tells how it’s done…A fascinating work of history, absorbing and fun to read.”

    Leslie Stahl, former reporter for 60 Minutes

  • “One of Washington’s most in-the-know private eyes spills the beans in this canny memoir…The truth Lenzner unveils, in part through shrewd thumbnails of everyone from John Dean to Kenneth Starr, is more about character and motive—the arrogant delusions that spawn and sustain malfeasance, and the resentments and idealism that spur informants and whistleblowers. The result is a low-key but absorbing study of the hidden impulses behind corruption and scandal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lenzner deplores the hyperpartisan tenor of today’s Washington D.C., where ‘all that matters is the spin’…He’s his own man, interested only in ethically gathering and analyzing facts and dedicated solely to uncovering the truth. A spirited recounting of a highly unusual life in the law.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “What can we say about Terry Lenzner, a curious hybrid of Harvard-trained lawyer and dirt-digging Washington private eye? The Investigator [covers] a remarkable fifty-year career with periods of both light and shadow…A time capsule of adventuresome sleuthing [that] traces the contours of U.S. political history.”

    Washington Post

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About the Author

Terry Lenzner is the founder and chairman of Investigative Group International (IGI), and the former assistant chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. Prior to establishing IGI, he also served as a Justice Department attorney with the Civil Rights Division, a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and in private practice.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.