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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Alberto Marino - best.boss.ever.I'm going to write this as if Al won't ever see it. Unfortunately, he see's and knows everything, so it will only be a matter of time before he'll call me into his office and ask me to "stop putting the light in my face".Alberto Anthony Marino was born in an Italian ghetto in New York City.  Al likes to say it was ironic, because the word "getto'' was first...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

FBI Special Agent Ahmad WaverlyWho is this person? Why is he so special to me?Ahmad Waverly grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Forensic Science coupled with a minor in Chemistry, thinking he was going into the Medical Examiners Office in Miami when he graduated. As salutatorian of his high school graduating class he was a recipient of a...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Me and the Female Agents"What's it like working with women FBI Agents?" I've been asked this question so many times that you'd think I would be sick of answering it by now. You would be right.I always say the same thing, "It's as if I'm working with men." Sounds lame? Yeah, but maybe I'm just tired of the question.Unfortunately I do recognize why the question always comes up...
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My father, my influenceAlthough my mother Anne was masterful at keeping me and my father George from constantly bickering, he and I always remained at opposite ends of the totem pole when it came to politics and vocations. Ironically my two younger sisters fought more with my dad than I did. Go figure. I was a high school student when I decided that I wanted to be an FBI Agent.  Our...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Lessons from VietnamAfter I graduated from WestPoint Academy, my father George literally screamed at me when I volunteered for early duty in Vietnam. He never let up on the notion that Vietnam was the wrong war at the wrong time against the wrong enemy. I can recall his words like it was yesterday. “Howard, this ain’t our fight! This is the white man’s M-O getting into another...
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Happy New Year 2019.Glad you're still around.  I've been getting a lot of questions about one of my colleagues - Tim Yamamoto. He's a great guy and even greater Agent..but then again, I'm biased.Tim Yamamoto's father Akashi is straight up Japanese and his mother Carrie is half-Japanese and half-Black. During World War II, twelve year-old Akashi, along with his father, mother and older...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Hello again. Glad you can join me.Ok, the question that's been asked a lot. "What's up with you and Phil Davenport, the FBI Agent from Chicago?" Hope you like the answer.If you read THE PACT you will know that I met Phil Davenport in the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. He had a very solid upbringing in an upscale suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio. I believe the Academy humbled him in many...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Howard Watson here.Glad you could join me. Many of you have written and asked how I met my wife Carol.For those of you who have read The Gordian Knot this rendering might sound repetitive.My best friend and fellow FBI colleague John Mason and I were Army officers stationed in the same camp in Vietnam. Two years later by happenstance we found ourselves roommates in the FBI Academy at Quantico,...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson. Glad you can join me again. After my last post I received quite a few queries on how I met John Mason.For those of you who didn't read The Gordian Knot my best friend and colleague John Mason and I met in Vietnam. I remember it like it was yesterday.When I stepped off the transport plane in Vietnam a blast of hot air hit my face. The place felt like a furnace. The country...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson.I am an FBI Special Supervisory in Charge of a Washington, D.C. unit that focuses on weaponry, forensics and other illegalities that cross state lines. I have been an FBI Agent for over 20 years. I graduated from West Point Academy, fought in Vietnam and I am fluent in the Russian language.My wife Carol is an attorney and we have three sons, two of whom are twins. My oldest son...
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