The founder ofBlackwater offers thegripping true storyof the world s mostcontroversial militarycontractor. In 1997, former Navy SEAL Erik Prince started a business that would recruit civiliansfor the riskiest security jobs in the world. As Blackwater s reputation grew, demandfor its services escalated, and its men eventually completed nearly 100,000 missionsfor both the Bush and Obama administrations.It was a huge success except for one problem: Blackwater was demonized around theworld. Its employees were smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, or worse. And becauseof the secrecy requirements of its contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to correct false information. But w he s finally ableto tell the full story about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, in amemoir that reads like a thriller.
Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL, is thefounder and former CEO of Blackwater. Sinceselling the company in 2010, he has pursued avariety of new business ventures.