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America at Night

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The True Story of Two Master Criminals Aiming to Take America's Biggest Prize and Our Security Agencies' Systematic Inability to Stop Them by the Former Intelligence Agent Recruited to Foil Their Plan

Robert Sensi has worked for the CIA, the Republican National Committee, and, as cover, for Kuwait Airways and the Kuwaiti royal family. He has twice served time in federal p
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Riverhead Hardcover
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George Ilsley
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
There is not much in this book besides what is given away on the cover. It only started to become interesting on page 92, when he said, after the events of 9-11 President Bush "fell under the spell of a cabal of neocon warmongers who'd never actually been to war themselves." Kolb suggests the disastrous Iraq intervention has resulted in the US spending a trillion dollars to, in effect, create the world's largest terrorist training camp. The only people who have benefited are the war profiteers. ...more
Will Irvine
AMERICA AT NIGHT begins with an intriguing premise. Ex-CIA operative stumbles upon a plot by two rogue CIA elements to subvert the 2004 presidential election by manufacturing a connection between high ranking members of Kerry's election campaign and Al-Qaeda. And there is plenty here to satisfy anyone who is interested in the secret world of spies--the stuff involving Kolb's CIA work with Muhammad Ali and others is particularly good.

What got me, though, was how the rest of the book is Kolb tryi
Ralph Roe
Feb 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
The author is attempting to reveal the dealings of someone who appears to be a confidence man, a shyster, who claimed to be connected to the CIA (I think doubtful in reality). There seems to be a lot of gross exaggeration on the importance of this individual. The individual apparently had an alias and pretended to be friends with important people. That is not a new story nor a unique story.

The author has included a lot of filler material on what he ate at restaurants, where he was driving in a
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: intelligence
This book was OK. Larry Kolb led a very interesting life, detailed better in his first book "Overworld". He was recruited by the CIA to give them information on the basis of who he had connections to (and it helped his father was a former case officer). If this kind of stuff interests you, check in his first book.
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy Cow. I recommend this to anyone even mildly curious as to the shady dealings of individuals in our government, the CIA, and other organizations. I also recommend this book to fans of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, etc... as this is not only more amazing but also a true story.
Randolph Eustace-Walden
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read Larry's earlier book, a memoir entitled "Overworld", and was completely engrossed. Its subject matter - espionage, spying, CIA, covert operations - is of interest to me, not only in my choice of reading material, but writing material as well. I have a contemporary spy novel (the first in a three-part series) in the research stage at the moment, so I was drawn to his book(s). Clear, concise, realistic writing and situations illustrate his life as a covert operative. Fascinating reading for ...more
Oct 08, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: any one
Larry Kolb was a CIA operative investigating the ways of rogue agents to discredit John Kerry in the pres election of 2004. It is educational in that the ways of things behind the scenes are much different than we think. Or not. Conspiracy theory stuff.
May 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
extremely interesting, get past any hint of the author's self importance and just enjoy a fascinating story that should be told.
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