Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley, Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride through the life of the agent who saved Ronald Reagan' s life. Jerry spent much of his life as a silent eyewitness to history, with a gun at his fingertips. What motivates a man who is ready at a moment' s notice to step into the path of a bullet? In In the Secret Service, you' ll also follow Jerry' s inner journey. That journey led him from the halls of the powerful to the streets of the poor in Washington, D.C., to the mountain passes of war-torn El Salvador to help orphans. You won' t want to miss this insider' s perspective on the Secret Service and a look into the heart of a man who was-- and is-- ready to sacrifice himself for another. At times heart-pounding, at times heartrending, this richly textured memoir of a Secret Service Agent will first move you to the edge of your seat, then to the depths of your soul.
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"Ronald Reagan's movie role as a Secret Service agent inspired the career choice of a man who helped save his life. Eric G. Dove narrates Parr's autobiography with a disarming friendliness that reflects ParrÕs gentle, self-deprecating humor. Dove also does good impressions of key real-life figures such as Reagan and journalist Walter Cronkite. The emphasis isn't on Reagan or the day of his assassination, but on Parr's life as a Christian, including his care of AIDS patients. Occasionally, the book may sound preachy, but mostly Parr's religious perspective on events is interesting. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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