What’s Life Without a Dream?

How I Overcame Abuse and Delinquency to Become an FBI Agent

by Gary Marting



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781480852471
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781480852488
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781480852495

About the Book

Gary Marting grew up with an abusive father, and outside school, he mixed with the wrong crowd.

Eventually, he began abusing alcohol, and one time, he came dangerously close to teaming up with a friend to commit a felony.

After a dismal record in high school, no colleges would accept him.

Knowing all that, it would seem like he’d be the last person to make something of himself, but somehow, he became an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War and then achieved his dream of becoming an FBI agent.

In What’s Life Without a Dream?, he looks back at his difficult childhood, including how he overcame childhood bullying, as well as what led him to join the Air Force and his role in the war.

Marting could have easily allowed his life to unfold in a different direction. But with determination and grit, he climbed over obstacles and never once gave up on his dream.

Join Marting as he examines how he beat the odds, met his wife by sheer chance in Las Vegas, and made his mark as an FBI agent catching federal fugitives and solving white-collar crimes.

About the Author

Gary Marting is a native of Springfield, Illinois, and a retired FBI agent. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1965 and served as a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer in Thailand, Vietnam, and Nevada. He has been recognized by the FBI for his uncanny ability to locate and arrest federal fugitives and for solving white-collar crimes. After retiring from the FBI, he worked in the drug-testing program for the National Football League. He lives with his wife of almost fifty years, Diana, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have two children and two grandchildren.