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Monday, April 30, 2018

Confessions of a Private Eye: My Thirty Years Investigating Cheaters, Frauds, Missing Persons and Crooks by Scott Fulmer

Product Details

  • Title: Confessions of a Private Eye: My Thirty Years Investigating Cheaters, Frauds, Missing Persons and Crooks 
  • Author:Scott Fulmer
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 18, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1979693129
  • FTC, FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review

Book Synopsis
Discover what it's really like to be a Private Investigator from one of the top Private Eyes in the country. 

Confessions of a Private Eye offers an accurate behind-the-scenes look at the real-life cases of celebrated Private Investigator and Super Sleuth, Scott B. Fulmer. In a thrilling private eye career spanning almost three decades, he has seen it all. Join Fulmer as he describes in breathtaking detail his investigations and daring challenges involving kidnapped children, missing diamonds and insurance scams. Discover how he busted a fake chiropractic clinic, recovered thousands of dollars of purloined tortillas and proved an injured stripper was not so injured after all. In the private eye world truth really is stranger than fiction. 

At the age of eight, Fulmer discovered the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes in his elementary school library and his career choice was set. His investigations have taken him from Texas to Utah and California to Washington, DC. From the streets of San Francisco to a secret cave in rural Pennsylvania where he began working for the U.S. government. Fulmer has unraveled intrigues, busted employee theft and even worked with F.B.I. His true-life cases have run the gamut from workers comp fraud and murder, to recovering runaways, human smuggling and cheating spouses. From placing hidden GPS trackers on vehicles, proving trademark infringement and even investigating members of the George Bush administration. 

Confessions of a Private Eye is Fulmer's spell-binding account, and your backstage pass to learning how real private investigators go about solving cases and catching the bad guys. Of course, all the names, locations and other identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of the innocent (and the guilty). 

Learn how Fulmer got his start in the private investigator business and the mistakes he made a long the way. His narrative is insightful and often poignant. Not every investigation has a happy ending. But through it all you'll learn about Fulmer's unique investigatory methods and his state-of-the-art equipment. Confessions of a Private Eye is a humorous, thorough and perceptive depiction of the mysterious private investigation world by one of the country's top private eyes.

My Review
When I first read about this book it sounded interesting, but at the same time I wondered how entertaining of a read it would be. Let me say, this book is a great read! The author, Scott Fulmer, has lived such an interesting life. It's truly amazing how many varied experiences he's had in life. I think this fact alone is what has made him so successful in his chosen profession as a private investigator. 

He grew up in a large family, joined the army and served in the Gulf War, worked for the US Government, worked with the FBI, and also investigated people that worked for George Bush Sr. in his presidential library. Each part of his life he details people he worked with, cases he worked, and things he learned along the way. The writing and storytelling is done so well as to fully engage the reader in each story until the case is or isn't solved. The reality of this profession is told so people understand being a PI is not like what you see on T.V. I read this book in a few days, and yes, it's one of those books you can't put down. This book was such a nice change of pace for me in that I mostly read romances and middle grade fantasy. I highly recommend you read this fascinating book that is full of intrigue, and which will immerse you into a world you've may not wandered into before.

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