Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) have been on the front lines of securing diplomacy for over a century. From the Fall of Saigon to the U.S. embassy bombings in east Africa, and the Iranian Hostage Crisis to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, special agents of the DSS have relentlessly put their lives on the line to protect their fellow diplomats around the globe. Agents Unknown reveals the story of Cody Perron, a former Special Agent of the DSS, and his journey through the Middle East and Southeast Asia, negotiating international fugitive returns, interviewing ISIS hostages, and protecting the highest-level U.S. government officials in some of the most volatile places in the world. Raw and unfiltered, Perron offers the perspective of a ground-level agent revealing the unconventional duties and accomplishments as one of many “agents unknown.”
Michael D. Theodorou –
The title of the book without a doubt was beyond original, because of the fact that it is 100% true. The Diplomatic Security Service, it’s function, along with its agents daily duties abroad & within the U.S. is without a doubt the one federal agency which not too many have heard of. Not even within the local law enforcement community unless you have had direct contact with them in your duties. I bet if you were to ask a street cop in the States which agency is DSS, or what does an A-RSO do overseas, or whom protects the Secretary of State or who investigates passport fraud, not too many cops would know. Codys writing captures in real time his rise within the DSS having first been exposed to the DSS as a U.S. Marine Security Guard while stationed overseas. His detailed writing of the exhaustive training that goes into making a DS Agent, along with the extraordinary writing of how he handled his first field office duties within the U.S. to working overseas in Vietnam and Iraq [several tours] was beyond exceptional. He goes into great detail as to how he investigated passport fraud at the Houston field office, to protecting individuals & extreme dangers presented in Iraq, to conducting a long term investigation on an active corrupt U.S. visa section chief in Vietnam whom was accepting money in exchange to issue visas. What touched me though without a doubt was Codys ability to inject compassion into his book, especially with his acts of kindness in Vietnam. Those acts were beyond exceptional, they were monumental as a human being & federal agent representing your country. Unfortunately, compassion is a trait not seen too often within the law enforcement community. Therefore, I was grateful to see through Cody’s book and words, that DS Agents overseas are beyond great ambassadors, they are great people also doing an extremely dangerous job. For those who aspire to be DS Agents, buy this book immediately, it will convince you to go above and beyond in making the Diplomatic Security Service your number career choice……Excellent work Cody…..