Book Review

‘A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership’ by James Comey

ahl jcSTORY: Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration’s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

REVIEW: This is not the usual books I read nor review. I am a huge fan of romance novels, however I am a self proclaimed “bookworm” and do read plenty of other genres. This book was as much of a surprise as it was fascinating to read/listen.

I found it and the man writing it, complex. He makes no excuses or apologies, just gives you plenty of “food for thought” and takes you inside his head, giving you the facts of why and how his thought process and actions taken, have brought him to the present day.

The election of 2016 is over and the question if Mr. Comey’s actions have contributed to Mr. Trump’s win are still lingering. Even though I wished Hilary Clinton to win, I honestly can’t put blame on Mr. Comey. There were a lot of factors that contributed to Mr. Trump’s win, but his choice to speak publicly isn’t at the top of my list.

Should you read it? I wish you would. The man is honest and forthcoming, or as much as he can be, at this time. I wouldn’t be surprised if he writes another book with more detail about the things that, at this time, he couldn’t talk about.

Melanie for b2b


1 thought on “‘A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership’ by James Comey”

  1. Thanks for the review – I hope what happened & what is still happening will be a big wake up call for all those who don’t bother to vote.

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