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Author: John Murray & Sharon Murray.
Title: Code Name: Papa My Extraordinary Life while hiding in plain sight.
Genre: biography, political, history, military history, political history, politicians, society, politics & philosophy, government & politics, warfare & defense, autobiography, memoir,.
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The author or somebody on behalf of the author contracted my sister though her book reviewing blog asking her to review this book and she said she would pass it on to her sister to read and review it aswell.
Book Dedication: we dedicate this book to all the wonderful people who have worked so hard to make this world a better and safer place... and especially to the many who have given their lives or their good health while doing it.
First of all l would like to say a big thank you to John and Sharon Murray for sending me this book and giving me a chance to read it. I want to say a big thank you to the person who contacted my sister and thank you for taking the time to email her.
I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.
I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.
I highly recommend this book.
This book has 328 pages and 45 chapters in it.
Synopsis: who'd have thought a bright, but fairly ordinary young man from middle class america who got just above average grades, dated the same girl throughout high school and went to church most Sundays, would grow up to eventually head a very secretive band of brave individuals – both men and women – who regularly put their lives on the line because they wanted to protect the rest of you. Yet that's what we did, often sacrificing our personal lives ( Four marriages for me, all in the book) and our health ( courtless broken bones, major surgeries, even death) to do it. Meanwhile you're just going to have to call me “Papa” like everyone else around the globe has through most of those wildly unpredictable and dangerous years.
Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and harder to put down once l started reading it. I can not put in to words how great this book really is l would tell people tp read it for themselves to know how great it really is. I was happy Billy, Jake and now who called Papa survived the army. I was sad to read that Jake's father and the first Papa died of cancer. The first Papa picked the new Papa before he passed away. He wanted the three friends to carry on his lifes work after he was gone. But the three friends would never forget the first Papa. When l was reading this book I would put some essential oils in my humidifier and put the lights on my humidifier on and chill on my bed listening to magic, spotify or something on television or netflix. I sometimes light a candle when l am reading this book. I was sad that Billy was shot but glad he survived. I was really sad to read that man, women and children was all murdered and their bodies was burnt. Billy, Jake, Nancy and Papa knew the people who was murdered because they had helped them. I was sad that Jake lost a bit of his finger in a gun battle with the people who killed all the people who lived in the town where they was. I wondered who is after them and why they sent in two women. I understand that they had to be killed because they was a threat and they could tell all the secrets that first Papa (Jake's father) worked so hard to build. It was sad that all the women had to have hysterectomies so they would not have periods so they would not slow them down or miss missions because of their periods. Nancy had to have one but she knew she did not want any more children she was happy with her son and she told her husband it was for medical reason why she had to have a hysterectomy. In away she was doing it to save her life and so she did not leave anything behind or slow down Bill, Jake and the two new guys and Papa. I like how bill, Jake and Papa stay friends through out the years. The three friends sounds like great guys and they sound like they loved the first Papa very much and was sad that he passed away. Papa would be so proud of them and that they had suck together and are still carrying out his lifes work even though he is not here to see his dream live on. I was really sad to read that women that they were trying to save was murdered not long before they entered the building. I was really sad to read that all the women was kidnapped when they was younger and used as sex slaves. I was happy to read that Papa was reunited with a guy who saved him when he was injured in the war but little did he know that the ship he was fetched home on belonged to Papa (Jake's father). I was sad to read that brownie was shot and was sad that Papa was shot in the arm. It was good that Nancy treated brownie's wounds and helped stop Papa bleeding from his arm. I was sad that bill got power burns on his face. Brownie lost one of his kidney and had some nerve damage in his leg. Papa lost use of his left arm but he had several operations to regain use of it. Bill had a bit of damage to his right eye but they had all survived. I was sad to read Jake's wife had died from ovarian cancer. I was sad that Jake's son Adam was in a terrible car accident. I was sad that a tumor was found in Julia's stomach I was really sad to read how much pain Julia was in. Julia had chemo I was really sad that Julia passed away. I was sad that Bill took his own life. I was sad that Bill's wife told Papa and Jake not to to come back to bill's final resting place. I was really sad to read that Nancy had passed away and she was cremated when she wanted to be buried. I was sad that Jake was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Papa promised to look after Adam if anything happened to Jake. Papa and Jake wanted to find who killed Nancy. I was sad to read that Jake had passed away and was cremated I think he should have been buried. I was happy Papa got married again but it ended in divorce and Papa was now power of attorney of everything and Jake's beloved and only son Adam. I was sad to read that gangrene had set in both limbs and he knew Adam would not survive amputation. Papa knew it was time to let Adam go because the poor lad was only being kept alive by the machines and Adam was cremated. Out of all his friends Papa was the only one left alive but he will always remember his second family.
About the author: John Murray is a Vietnam veteran who spent most of his adult life working as an undercover agent for the united states, Canada, and various european governments he lives with his wife in a small, rural western town, but he remains haunted by the visions of what he saw, tried to prevent or rectify.
Sharon Murray is a retired business executive who lived in the united states and abroad. After helping John write his memoirs, she convinced him thay they were worth sharing with the world.
Abby Jones is the author of several books and has written for numerous magazines. She lives on the west coast and has traveled extensively.
About the book: I really like this book cover it is perfectly fitting for the story and l like the colours used and I like that two different colours are used for the writing.
Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.
I wish I could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more then the five stars l rated it.