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  • By Rexford Penn
    Feb 21, 2012
    ‘Paragon of Secrets’ is told as a narrative in recollections of the author. The timescale of the story covers the years that Brad Parker spent as a military aviator and clandestine operative, and culminates with his part in the hunt for Pablo Escobar. The book is written such that key parts of Brad’s early life and career – his childhood, training and some previous combat operations – are included as flashbacks. The story is rich in dialogue, captures competently the bizarre profession of ‘black operations’, and is replete with explanations of how operatives are deployed in a truly global scope. It details the uncovering of the Franco-Iraqi oil for food scandal, and includes Brad’s early life and training for his first covert missions – including an air assault mounted from Germany on a French factory making arms for Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists – then across Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and the USA. While the narrative is action-rich – weapons factories are... More > raided, gun-fights erupt, and Brad is captured by the French – he is very much a thinking man’s soldier. This book also relates a journey of discovery. Certain revelations within Brad’s book – for example, those concerning French relations with Saddam Hussein – represent real pegs for the world’s news media. Excellent photos covering many aspects of the story are included in the book.< Less
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The Rexford Penn Group
February 21, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.71 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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