Who are those mysterious and serious people with the dark sunglasses and ear pieces who surround the President of the United States of America wherever he goes? The book In the President’s Secret Service tells us. Ronald Kessler, a former investigator for the Washington Post, uses interviews with present and former agents to present a more complete view of the secret service world. It’s not always a pretty picture. Protectees are often uncooperative, there is little time for agents’ person lives, and agency funding cuts and distracted supervisors result in increased risks for the agents and those they strive to protect. Kessler is passionate about his topic and wants U.S. citizens to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice given by secret service agents since 1865.