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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Houdini Publishing; 1st. edition (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936759152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936759156
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I recommend that anyone interested in the area of criminology to the FBI read this book.
Amy Shumway
The psychological profiling training was very interesting, and to see how its use developed with each case shed a whole new light on the work the FBI does.
Dawn McDaniel
No Hollywood glamour, just the real facts and details of some of the author's most interesting cases.
Brady Beall

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Taylor Zortman on October 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
Pete has managed to pack an enormous amount of information into his book "FBI Diaries: Profiles of Evil". Some of the more graphic scenes during his profiler training sessions, though fascinating, often made my chin drop, even though I'm the wife of a 42-year veteran cop who was a homicide detective for 11 years. The longer I read, the more I hated to have to put the book down. Though many of his cases were intriguing, the last seven chapters, as he states himself, are both strange and interesting, as well as astounding. I highly recommend this book as a real page turner.

Jackie Taylor Zortman
Author of We Are Different Now
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frank Hickey on July 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
Pick up Pete Klimset's book, The FBI Diary, and you won't want to put it down.

The book stands out among other FBI books. It tells stories never told before.

He shows the unsteady birth of FBI profiling. Brilliant pioneer experts try to convince others that it works. At the same

time, overworked agents strain their bodies and their families.

The agents work an array of cases. Bank robberies and kidnappings clash with anti-trust cases. Then another call brings Pete

to small-town America. Someone has killed a child. The local cops have nothing. And Pete must find out who did it.

The word pictures make Iowa interesting, with the rise and fall of the seasons. As Pete and his partners hunt for the killer,

the land itself becomes a character in the story.

Deft, witty and hard-hitting, it grips the reader with authenticity.

--Frank Hickey, retired LAPD officer and author of the Max Royster crime novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aj Farrar on October 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend it to readers who are interested in getting additional insight into the actual inner workings of the FBI.
It’s a book about Professor Klismet’s early law enforcement career and his transition to the FBI.
It gives you an inside view of the workings of the Bureau, its history and the emergence of its renowned Behavioral Science Unit.
Professor Klismet was selected to be one of the original FBI “Profilers” and he gives the reader an extraordinary inside view of the initial training.
It’s a riveting book and a true page turner.
I spent several years in southern California law enforcement working alongside of Professor Klismet and, I must confess, that I learned many interesting background items and new information about the FBI that I didn’t know beforehand.
After reading Professor Klismet’s book, I knew that many writers who want to know more about the FBI should read his story.
We owe a debt of gratitude to those who chose law enforcement career field, for they are truly our heroes who must deal with evil far beyond our wildest imaginations.
Thanks Pete for writing FBI Diary – Profiles of Evil so that those of us on the outside could get a glimpse into the career of a FBI agent.
Arthur James “A.J.” Farrar, M.S.
Professor Emeritus
Administration of Justice Department (ADMJ) Chairman (Retired)
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry Woodhead on August 4, 2013
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I will say I really liked this book because the author delivered exactly what he said he would on the back cover page. I got an insight into what an FBI agent really does, and he seemed to be a very busy guy, who succeeded in making himself even busier when he got selected as one of the first profilers in FBI history. I liked the fact that he interspersed some good humor and in fact I laughed out loud at a couple of his comments. The one about a lawyer filing motions that will eventually grind the axis of the earth to a Halt just had me laughing!

What I really liked was the insider's view he gave us of the training the original group of profilers received. I know he couldn't go into all of the cases they studied, but the ones he laid out were very interesting. But maybe a little scary. And all of the agents getting together and drinking to relieve the stress of the profiling class sure dispelled myths of the tight assed FBI agents. Some of their crazy stories were hilarious.

Finally, he truly put us in his shoes on several cases. It made me want to hear more, and I certainly hope he writes another book or two. It was neat how, when he felt he was in over his head he called one of the guys in Quantico and how helpful they were. This is a book I will recommend to all of my friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda S Stirling on October 27, 2013
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Wow. This is an amazing read. Pete Klismet really pulls the reader into his experiences. I felt like I was sitting beside him going through this together. It's very interesting to see what a FBI Special Agent really does on a day to day basis. It's not always what I expected. Then, the author throws out these really meaty chunks that made me say, OMG! Pete Klismet covers such an extremely wide range of tasks that were all part of his job. I think most of us thought an FBI agent specialized in one area and went for it. But no, they had to do everything! Real life is very different than what television portrays.

I enjoyed the author's writing style, as if he were sitting down with a friend over a beer and swapping stories. And, his stories are great! As one of the original criminal profilers, Pete Klismet takes us behind the scenes and lets us see the training they went through, and how it actually played out in real life. I learned a lot from his book, and can't wait until the next one comes out.
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Greetings Amazon readers. Isn't the internet a remarkable thing? With a couple clicks of the mouse, you can buy virtually anything, including some wonderful books. I hope you find mine to be among them. So far, the reviews for both books have been good. And most of them are from people I don't know and haven't bribed.... :-). (Yet!).

I was thinking about this the other day, and my life includes a lot of "S's"...
1. Student in high school
2. Submarine sailor - Two tours in, of all places, Vietnam. Subs in Vietnam? Yup.
3. Student in college, got my bachelor's degree after returning from Vietnam
4. Sergeant with Ventura, CA, police (also an 'S' here for student while I earned two master's degrees.)
5. Special Agent with the FBI
- It was here I was trained to be one of the very first profilers.
6. Supervisor (Department Chair) and Professor of Criminal Justice - I taught full-time at a college in Colorado for 13 years.
7. Author (Couldn't make an 'S' here). "FBI Diary: Profiles of Evil" was released in July of 2013. "FBI Animal House" was released in Sept. of 2014. "FBI Diary: Home Grown Terror" should be out in early 2015. And yet more await.

I'm now completely retired, writing when I can, and enjoying my life with my wife Miss Nancy, in Colorado Springs. We enjoy traveling and, since we're best buddies, hanging out and doing stuff together.


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