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SPLINTERED DOORS by [Edgerly, James]
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  • File Size: 1032 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B3V6ZOA
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Jim Egan, an ordinary man, is plucked out of his workplace and into the secret world the NSA. While still working at Digital, he undergoes training with other soon-to-be-agents, so that he can be ready a moment's notice to go. As with all people in this field, he has to keep his 'other life' a secret from his wife and kids. After a particularly dangerous mission he decides its time to 'reveal all' to Laurie, his wife.

I picked this up through my Kindle because the title caught my attention. The books started off with a good premise, but I think there was extraneous detail. There is a difference between moving a story along with salient points, and getting bogged down with details that do little to further the plot line. But the story does start to move along later in the book; and has a satisfying ending.

The book needs work - there are numerous spelling mistakes (since rectified by the author as I discovered I was reading an older Kindle version of the book) and clunky sentences. I believe if sentences could be tightened up, the book would flow better and faster. Tense changes was an issue too; but with some work, that could be easily fixed.

As a confessional it seems to lack detail in areas that I think the wife would have pressed for. For example, when he tells her about his time with the psychologist and the ethical questions that he had to answer, he says that some of his answers surprised even him. If I were his wife, I'd be asking what those answers were. If they surprised him and he lives with himself, how much more would she be surprised?

All in all, it was a solid read; and if the author were to tighten it up, could be an excellent book.
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This novel is about Jim Egan a common young man who worked for Digital as a computer technician. His story begins with a unique assignment to set up a new computer system with the Department of Defence which requires a security clearance to allow access to the premises for installation. This job initiates a turning point in Jim's life. This novel is a poignant memoir in which a computer technician is transformed into an international spy! I was so enthralled with the story line, I could see every training room, behold every team member, and engage in surveillance. The content of the story line is realistic. You follow Jim's career with him. I could not put the book down! I highly recommend this novel. If you like true-to-life biographys, you will throughly enjoy this book. It has plenty of secrets and intrigue. The author has impeccable style! Thank you!
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This book held my attention and was hard to put down. I like the way we were introduced to Jim and his world...slowly growing to a riveting read! Different and more enjoyable than some of the traditional spy thrillers where there are bodies everywhere. It seemed I was getting a glimpse into a world that is too often sensationalized. Thank you James for your, unsung, service to our country!
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First person perspective on life within the US intelligence community. Not all James Bond and Jason Bourne - that's for sure. It was a viable read when nothing else is available, but wouldn't classify it as a page turner.
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This book is a great read for anyone interested international security issues. I had to tear myself away at bed time Or I would not have had enough time to sleep before going to work. The details pull you in. I felt like I was in training right along with Jim Egan. If you like spy novels, you will like this book.
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I enjoy espionage thrillers very much, and even though this book was not what I expected, it was so much more interesting! The main character narrates the commencement of his career with the NSA, and all of the training involved. There are some fundamental spelling errors, but I enjoyed the storyline so much that I overlooked them!
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I loved this book!!!! Not only was it interesting and well told, but it was funny. I don't like cheap humor and am a pretty serious person, but at times I was laughing out loud in this story, not at the author but with him. I hope he writes another book soon, I would certainly buy it.

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Great story about the early days of the CSS/NSA and how DEC played a role as a cover for agents of this federal agency.Jim Egans training time and later expirences as an agent made for an enjoyable read.
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