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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christian and a Democrat (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

James Comey is a mystery fiction author even though he is best known for his work with the FBI and the Department of Justice.

The author was born in the New York suburb of Yonkers to J. Brien Comey and Joan Marie Comey in 1960. He is the descendant of William J. Comey who was in a New York Police Department officer before he rose through the ranks.
His father was in corporate real estate while his mother was a homemaker and computer consultant and hence he had a typical middle-class childhood.

During the 1970s, the Comeys moved to the New Jersey town of Allendale where James went to Northern Highlands Regional High School. James Comey would later graduate with a major in religion and chemistry from the College of William and Mary.
Later on, he got his doctorate degree from the Law School of the University of Chicago. Following law school, he clerked for John M. Walker Jr who was then a district judge in Manhattan.

He would then become an associate for a New York law firm before joining the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office where he spent half a dozen years.
It was here that he would get notoriety prosecuting the Gambino crime family as the Criminal Division Deputy Chief.

After his exploits in New York, James Comey moved to Virginia’s Eastern District where he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

During his time there, he was best known for leading the high-profile case after the terrorist attack on the Saudi Arabian Khobar Towers that was then hosting the U.S. military.
In 2002, Comey got a promotion to become a US attorney in the Southern District of New York where he had started.

One of his most high-profile cases during this time was when he charged Martha Stewart, a homemaking entrepreneur with financial misconduct.

In 2003, he was again promoted to the office of attorney general the second most powerful office in the Department of Justice. At some point, he would become acting attorney general when John Ashcroft the attorney General was incapacitated.
During his time there, he was best known for thwarting an effort to obtain legal clearance for aggressive wiretapping by the George W. Bush administration.

In 2005, he left the Department of Justice as he found a job at Lockheed Martin, where he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the defense contractor.
In 2010, he became General Counsel for the Connecticut-based investment fund Bridgewater Associates.

In 2013, James Comey served as Federal Bureau of Investigation Director a job that he held until 2017 before he was fired by President Trump.

During his time as FBI director, he had also become a Hertog Fellow, Senior Research Scholar, and Lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. Following his firing as director of the FBI, Comey worked at Howard University where he lectured in Public Policy.
He would also lecture in Public Policy as a Distinguished Lecturer at William and Mary for about a year. In 2020, he published “Higher Loyalty,” his first book which was so popular that it was made into “The Comey Rule” a limited series on Showtime.
He published his first fiction work “Central Park West” in 2023.

In “Higher Loyalty” by James Comey, the author provides insights into his experiences working in high-stakes offices.

During his time working in government and business, he spent more than twenty years exploring what ethical and good leadership should be and how to make the best decisions.

James goes on a journey that offers unprecedented access into the corridors of power while showing what it takes to be an effective and good leader. He was appointed FBI director by Barack Obama and served for four years between 2013 and 2017.
Before that, he held many other roles in public service as Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney and deputy attorney general. He dives deep into his work during this time as he explains the prosecution of Martha Stewart and the Mafia families.
He also worked on cases involving several officials of the George W Bush administration who intended to make illegal and sometimes unconstitutional policies involving electronic surveillance and torture.

James was also in charge when the Hillary Clinton saga became public as he oversaw the email investigations. He also worked hard to try to find out if there were any ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign.

James Comey’s novel “Central Park West” is a gripping crime fiction novel in which the author takes you deep into the world of investigators and lawyers trying to resolve a murder while dealing with treacherous currents of the mob and modern politics.
When a case that has been going on for a year is finally cracked when an unimpeachable witness agrees to testify, Nora Carleton the federal prosecutor is hopeful that she will put the man charged with the crime in prison for years.
However, the defendant has other plans and as the unimpeachable witness is finishing someone passes a note to the prosecution.

They are offering information into the murder of a formerly disgraced New York governor who had been assassinated a few days earlier in his apartment.

The new information would blow the case wide open and force Nora into an investigation that will be full of danger, corruption, and conspiracy.

The author draws from his years of experience working in federal law enforcement including when he worked as a chief federal prosecutor and when he prosecuted the mob.
It makes for a fast-paced legal thriller that comes with a lot of real-life experiences and details in an intriguing plot full of authentic courtroom scenes, shocking turns and twists, and unforgettable characters.

“Saving Justice” by James Comey is another work in which the author makes use of his experiences in federal law enforcement in the exploration of issues of fairness and justice in the justice system in the United States.
This is the much-anticipated follow-up to his first mystery fiction novel and the author makes use of lessons and anecdotes to showcase the working of the federal justice system.
He was a man who as an Assistant US Attorney working in New York during the 1980s protested prominent mobsters.

Working as Deputy Attorney General during the early years of the new millennium, he had to deal with the legalities of anti-terrorism legislation.
He also makes use of his work as director of the FBI to show how critical it is for the truth to be central in the pursuit of justice.

It is an honestly told and graceful written work that is more of a clarion call toward a return to equity in the law and fairness.

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One Response to “James Comey”

  1. JOHN FARRELL: 2 months ago

    I am a crime/ courtroom/ mystery fan. I love finding new authors to read. I looking for some suggestions for another novel. I was very surprised to see a listing of your books. I figured, who knows more about the books I love to read, than you. I just started “Central Park West” and I am so happy I did. Looking forward to more of your books. thank you.

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