Reviews

Reviews

Best Indie Memoir 2014

Kirkus Reviews

"Mindermann spent most of his life in the company of murderous bottom feeders, and the chronicles of their takedowns benefit from his Technicolor delivery."

"He was a pioneer on the poison of stress in police work and helped developed criminal profiling."

"Both sophisticated and rowdy, Mindermann reminds us that the cops and FBI often wore white hats during their darker days in the 1960s and ’70s."

Best Indie Memoir 2014

Kirkus Reviews

"Mindermann spent most of his life in the company of murderous bottom feeders, and the chronicles of their takedowns benefit from his Technicolor delivery."

"He was a pioneer on the poison of stress in police work and helped developed criminal profiling."

"Both sophisticated and rowdy, Mindermann reminds us that the cops and FBI often wore white hats during their darker days in the 1960s and ’70s."

William Upson

author and publisher

In Pursuit captures the mystery, drama, suspense, and untold story that set the stage for a defining moment in American historya gripping, accessible primer on Watergate, and memoir of a life dedicated to standing up against injustice. This insider account of the FBI investigation into Watergate is a riveting prequel to “All the President’s Men” Mindermann and fellow agent Paul Magallanes tracked and documented “the money trail”, implicating and exposing President Nixon and his cronies in criminal activities, over two months before Woodward and Bernstein, acting on tips from FBI Associate Director Mark Felt (Deep Throat), wrote their revelations in the Washington Post. In April 1973, Mindermann and a team of FBI Agents shut down the White House, on order of the Attorney General a story never previously revealed demonstrating the intense political gamesmanship at play behind the scenes. Written from an intimate first-person perspective, Mindermann’s tales extend beyond Watergate, delving into his formative years policing the turbulent streets of San Francisco in the 1960s and his post-Watergate groundbreaking research in the behavioral sciences as an instructor at the FBI National Academy at Quantico. A fascinating exploration of politics and power.

William Upson

Author & Publisher

In Pursuit captures the mystery, drama, suspense, and untold story that set the stage for a defining moment in American historya gripping, accessible primer on Watergate, and memoir of a life dedicated to standing up against injustice. This insider account of the FBI investigation into Watergate is a riveting prequel to “All the President’s Men” Mindermann and fellow agent Paul Magallanes tracked and documented “the money trail”, implicating and exposing President Nixon and his cronies in criminal activities, over two months before Woodward and Bernstein, acting on tips from FBI Associate Director Mark Felt (Deep Throat), wrote their revelations in the Washington Post. In April 1973, Mindermann and a team of FBI Agents shut down the White House, on order of the Attorney General a story never previously revealed demonstrating the intense political gamesmanship at play behind the scenes. Written from an intimate first-person perspective, Mindermann’s tales extend beyond Watergate, delving into his formative years policing the turbulent streets of San Francisco in the 1960s and his post-Watergate groundbreaking research in the behavioral sciences as an instructor at the FBI National Academy at Quantico. A fascinating exploration of politics and power.

Paul Magallanes

former FBI Special Agent assigned to Watergate

John Mindermann lived the Watergate. He was on duty during the scandal. He knew the players of President’s Men and all of the FBI Investigators. We were lied to, threatened, pressured, insulted, and intimidated by the highest levels in the FBI and in the White House. Yet, despite the barricades imposed by both, John Mindermann and the Watergate investigators prevailed, and his book accurately tells it like it was.

Paul Magallanes

Former FBI Special Agent assigned to Watergate

John Mindermann lived the Watergate. He was on duty during the scandal. He knew the players of President’s Men and all of the FBI Investigators. We were lied to, threatened, pressured, insulted, and intimidated by the highest levels in the FBI and in the White House. Yet, despite the barricades imposed by both, John Mindermann and the Watergate investigators prevailed, and his book accurately tells it like it was.

5 – Star Amazon Reviews

" 'In Pursuit' says it all. And, it feels like you are privy to opening a secret diary, and, once you lay your eyes on it, the words jump out at you."

"Fascinating perspective of the Watergate scandal through the eyes of one of the FBI agents who broke the case. The book is filled with entertaining anecdotes from the author's life working his way up from a San Francisco beat cop to an FBI agent. Great read!"

5 – Star Amazon Reviews

" 'In Pursuit' says it all. And, it feels like you are privy to opening a secret diary, and, once you lay your eyes on it, the words jump out at you."

"Fascinating perspective of the Watergate scandal through the eyes of one of the FBI agents who broke the case. The book is filled with entertaining anecdotes from the author's life working his way up from a San Francisco beat cop to an FBI agent. Great read!"

“It was neither the Bureau’s nor my way to place unquestioning faith in leaders, no matter their elevated status.”

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