CODE NAME: PAPA
Where in the world?
(see list to right below)
Prologue: a little background to get you started…
Chapter 1: from small town to world citizen: my life’s many changes
Chapter 2: the meeting that changed my life
Chapter 3: our not-so-basic training
Chapter 4: three rookies: tackling our first big assignment
Chapter 5: the chosen one
Chapter 6: a sad meeting in Canada
Chapter 7: the will-o’-the-wisp
Chapter 8: back to work… in the Ukraine
Chapter 9: where’s home?
Chapter 10: another date with the Russians
Chapter 11: Christmas… alone
Chapter 12: out of this world
(well-documented; can be easily checked out)
Chapter 13: emergency detour
Chapter 14: Italian “holiday”
Chapter 15: what a ride!
Chapter 16: difficult choices
Chapter 17: problems at home and in Washington
Chapter 18: trying out the new team
Chapter 19: death on a frozen tundra
Chapter 20: Amy’s good advice
Chapter 21: visiting The Cemetery
Chapter 22: tensions at “home”
Chapter 23: fortress of horrors
Chapter 24: our efforts to save a small country
Chapter 25: the mission that wasn’t (Oliver North)
Chapter 26: US base gets new commander (with our help)
Chapter 27: a failure to communicate
Chapter 28: a single shot in Turkey
Chapter 29: tragedy at home
Chapter 30: stressful times
Chapter 31: two more tragedies strike
Chapter 32: my world drastically changed, I head back to work
Chapter 33: mum’s the word
Chapter 34: Russians in Amsterdam
Chapter 35: the attack
Chapter 36: the hit man who missed
Chapter 37: viva Las Vegas
Chapter 38: Nancy is gone?
Chapter 39: what to do with Ellen
Chapter 40: the phone call
Chapter 41: a mission close to the heart
Chapter 42: big changes in Connecticut
Chapter 43: tying up loose ends before heading “home”
CODE NAME: PAPA DEDICATION
Where in the world?
We hope you’ll come along as Papa reminisces about his unique journey.
If so, here are a few of the places we’ll visit:
In the US: Internationally:
New York Greece
Washington, DC Netherlands
Russia / USSR
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.
"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 (countless 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."
Papa always called the C-130 the workhorse of their team, taking them safely all over the world to accomplish their goals. As you'll learn in the book, sometimes they lost use of an engine, sprouted a gas leak or had to land without lighting due to the secrecy of the mission. Yet these no-frills aircraft made so many important missions possible whether Papa and his team landed safely or parachuted from them into a mission site.
The team in the USSR, which eventually became Russia, thoroughly appreciated Papa and his team's help—and the feeling was mutual. Above is an ornate Russian flask given by the Russian team leader to Papa and filled with a very fine vodka after the American team's successful effort on a big problem.
FROM THE BACK COVER
In our 43 exciting chapters, you'll find answers to questions like these:
> Why was John chosen to be the new Papa?
> Did eight people really die in a major Las Vegas hotel conference room without anyone else knowing?
> What was Papa supposed to do to Oliver North?
> What happened on the frozen tundra?
> What did Papa ask all new female agents to do?
> What happened when Papa went home to his family for Christmas?
CODE NAME: PAPA
My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight