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Crack-Up by Eric Christopherson
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Jan 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: feb-list
Read from February 10 to 12, 2011

This story has a healthy dose of paranoia and conspiracy theories. The main protagonist has a history working as a Secret Service agent for the president and now works in security industry advising and protecting but now he finds himself in a situation where who exactly he should be protecting. You really get into the mind of his dual personality which adds to making this an interesting read.

" I’d left the Service ten years earlier, and not many agents last a full decade on protection detail. It’s the stress of being hyper-alert all day, listening to the constant flow of worry in your earpiece, eyes forever moving, scanning the high vantage points, sweeping endless faces in crowds, fretting about hands in pockets or the sight of a bulky overcoat on a mild autumn day. It’s the unspoken fear of dying."

"A close brush with death makes pensive philosophers of us all. "

"One in every hundred people is schizophrenic. That’s a lot, if you think about it. If you live in a city, you pass by them every day, on the street, though you probably don’t know it. If you work for a large company, you’ll have co-workers who are schizophrenic. Take a crowded commercial jetliner, there will be schizophrenics aboard. Take a train, or a subway, and every second or third time, at least, you’re sharing the compartment with a schizophrenic.”

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