Warrior : Frank Sturgis---The CIA's #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate

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The press called him a "real-life James Bond."

Fidel Castro called him "the most dangerous CIA agent."

History remembers him as a Watergate burglar, yet the Watergate break-in was his least perilous mission.

Frank Sturgis--using more than thirty aliases and code names--trained guerilla armies in twelve countries on three continents and spearheaded assassination plots to overthrow foreign governments including those of Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

Warrior follows the shocking, often unbelievable adventures of Sturgis, brought to life by his nephew, Jim Hunt, and his cowriter, Bob Risch. Also included are never-before-seen personal photos of Sturgis and his compatriots.

Frank Sturgis was well-versed in a life of shadows: familiar to world leaders and underground kingpins, to spies and couterspies...Warrior is his story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 076532864X
  • 9780765328649
  • 2,211,480

About Jim Hunt

ROBERT RISCH grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Boston, where he practiced law for forty years. He and coauthor Jim Hunt have known each other since the 1960s, when they recorded songs for Columbia Records. Risch has published music, poetry, history books, and literary articles. He and his wife, Nancy, share their time between Boston and Florida's west coast. They have five grown children spread throughout New England.

JIM HUNT is a trial attorney and nephew of the late Frank Sturgis. During his thirty-five-year legal career he has handled many complex civil cases and major felonies. For the last twenty-five years he has been an Adjunct Professor, teaching Law and Psychiatry, at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
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If you like action-packed adventure, here it is. If you can't wait for the next big espionage thriller, wait no more. "Warrior "is the book you should read. It's as if John LeCarre meets Brad Thor in this fast moving story about good guys and bad guys, gray areas and green jungles, and the whole amazing sweep of America's Cold War history. And--get this--it's not a novel. It's all true. You won't believe what you're reading, and you won't be able to stop, either. "William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of City of Dreams and Annapolis" There actually are James-Bond-bigger-than-life-characters in the real world. Not many, but Frank Sturgis fits the bill perfectly. WWII Marine hero, CIA operative, Watergate burglar, arms runner to Angola, this guy could and did do everything.... "Warrior "reads like a top shelf action-adventure novel, only this story is the real deal. "David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Cabal" Guadalcanal hero, Cuban revolutionary, Castro crony then Castro enemy, Watergate burglar, gunrunner--Frank Sturgis had a hand in almost every mysterious western hemisphere event over the last half of the twentieth century. "Warrior "is not just a fascinating story of a unique man, it's an eye-opener. "Barbara D'Amato, Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of Foolproof""
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