"One of the most important books of the year."
—Dan Rather, former CBS Evening News anchor
"Campbell offers a compelling and unvarnished portrait of men and women struggling to deliver impartial justice in the middle of a relentless wave of political firestorms."
—Michael Isikoff, co-author of Russian Roulette
From an FBI insider, a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of the historic investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia and the president's unprecedented attacks on the bureau—and a warning of the dangers that await if political operatives succeed in destroying the credibility of those who keep us safe.
Titled after the FBI code name for the initial investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, Crossfire Hurricane chronicles President Trump's relentless attacks on the FBI. Josh Campbell, a career special agent who served under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump before departing the FBI in February 2018, takes readers behind the scenes of the Russia investigation’s earliest days and makes a compelling case that Trump's campaign of attack poses a challenge to public safety.
Campbell, who has twelve years' experience working on some of the FBI's highest-profile operations and is now a national security expert for CNN, also served an assignment as special assistant to James Comey. Using a combination of firsthand experience and reporting from sources still within the Bureau, he offers an inside perspective into the FBI that will captivate readers struggling to make sense of a news cycle careening out of control.
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“Josh Campbell’s book offers extraordinary and entertaining stories at the center of the Trump storm. With experience, humanity, and humor, Josh brings the reader deep inside the FBI during some of its most difficult days. And by making the bittersweet decision to leave his beloved FBI to speak about the institution as a journalist, he is able to offer the unique perspective of both Special Agent and CNN analyst.”
—James Comey, former director of the FBI and bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty
"Crossfire Hurricane is likely to become one of the most important books of the year. Josh Campbell speaks both from the heart and experience. A dynamite read."
—Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS Evening News and bestselling author ofWhat Unites Us
“I couldn't put down Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI. The book provides a compelling overview of events surrounding the FBI during the 2016 election and its aftermath. Even for those of us who are still living through this in real time, it's stunning to read a cohesive narrative of the events—often with shocking details from an FBI insider's perspective. Just as important, Josh uses anecdotes throughout the book that capture the essence of what it means to be an FBI agent in the field working every day to help keep this country safe—something that is all too often lost in the day-to-day headlines these days.”
—Mimi Rocah, NBC/MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor
"With no political agenda other than reverence for the FBI as an institution, Campbell offers a compelling and unvarnished portrait of men and women struggling to deliver impartial justice in the middle of a relentless wave of political firestorms."
—Michael Isikoff, co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of DonaldTrump
“An indispensable and riveting insider’s account of one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in the history of the FBI. Crossfire Hurricane is a must-read for all Americans.”
—Daniel Silva, New York Times bestselling author
“Josh Campbell had the ultimate insider’s perch as President Trump initiated the greatest crisis in the modern history of the F.B.I. Crossfire Hurricane is his fascinating account of those tumultuous days and a vivid reminder of the importance of honor and candor in law enforcement and politics.”
—Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Chief Legal Analyst and author of American Heiress: The Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
“Josh Campbell's love of country and sense of duty shine through as he takes the reader on an honest, intimate journey behind the headlines during the president's tug of war with the FBI. It's a riveting ride and Crossfire Hurricane gives you a front-row seat.”
—Tara Setmayer, CNN/ABC News political commentator
“Josh Campbell spent more than a decade serving America as an FBI agent. He is serving America still by writing this book. He provides an invaluable, behind-the-scenes perch on James Comey's last days and Robert Mueller's subsequent special investigation. Anyone who reads his gripping account will know that the FBI is not a Deep State out to unseat the president. It is a superb and apolitical law enforcement organization that has been blindsided by all of the invective from political partisans. Read this book to find out what the FBI is really like.”
—Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and author of The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
“Crossfire Hurricane is a chilling and engaging contribution to our understanding of the FBI and the Russia investigation. Josh Campbell had a front seat to the decisions and dilemmas facing the FBI before and after 2016 and tells the story with honesty, compassion and even humor. He reminds us that it is too easy to judge by simply saying the FBI should 'follow the book.' When it comes to Russia, President Trump, and a campaign willing to play with a foreign enemy, there is no book. Until Josh Campbell wrote it.”
—Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
"With this engaging and compelling memoir, Josh Campbell, a former FBI insider, provides a valuable service: he depicts life within the bureau and chronicles Donald Trump’s reckless and dangerous war against the FBI, law enforcement, and the truth. These days it’s vital for citizens to know what’s right and what’s wrong with their government—and Campbell delivers an important account of both."
—David Corn, co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of DonaldTrump
“An informative, suspenseful, and at times entertaining look inside one of the country’s most important and increasingly controversial institutions. In Crossfire Hurricane, Josh Campbell presents a compelling view of the FBI from both his personal experience and his subsequent investigation into President Trump’s war on the FBI.”
—Bianna Golodryga, journalist and CNN contributor
"This book is the definitive chronicle of what may arguably be the most important investigation of the greatest scandal in American history.”
—Malcolm Nance, bestselling author and NBC/MSNBC commentator
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