Ralph Garcia Pens Inspiring Memoir About Becoming a CIA Agent

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Author narrowly bypasses life of crime to work as an agent in the American government.

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…an account of the life of that guy next door, the average American, doing his best overseas and at home to defend U.S. national security.

Growing up in Da’ Harbor, a rough steel town with more than its share of notorious criminals passing through, a young boy seemed destined to a life of crime or, at best, a hazardous life in the steel mill. In his new memoir, “Harbor Knight: From Harbor ‘Hoodlum’ to Honored CIA Agent” (published by iUniverse), Ralph Garcia reflects on pivotal moments when his life in East Chicago, Ind., might have taken a horrible turn for the worse.

“Harbor Knight” follows Garcia through his tumultuous childhood, to fatherhood at age 16 and to a bunker in Vietnam, where an unconventional message to the CIA gains him an exciting career in covert defense of the United States.

With humor and emotion, Garcia shares incidents from his life of espionage and speaks frankly of how this career has affected his family life. In retirement, Garcia describes how he has been given a second, unexpected opportunity at fatherhood.

Keeping one foot in the spy business, he also assists veterans and youth on a variety of fronts and has become involved in politics.

Michael J. Sulick, former CIA Director of National Clandestine Service, describes “Harbor Knight” as “…an account of the life of that guy next door, the average American, doing his best overseas and at home to defend U.S. national security.”

Harbor Knight
By Ralph Garcia
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475974379
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475974362
E-Book | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475974386
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ralph A. Garcia is a 10-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran with service in Vietnam, a former special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration and a retiree of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as an operational intelligence officer. He and his wife, Sandy, reside in Bluffton, Ind.

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