“Doug, I just finished recording your book today, so it's in edit now. It's brilliant! At the same time informative, shocking, emotionally compelling. Thank you for writing it! Reading it has been an honor.” — Stefan Rudnicki, Grammy Award-winning narrator of the Pisces Moon Audible audiobook, available 16 May.
"Douglas Valentine is our most unflinching chronicler of the Central Intelligence Agency’s bloody and sordid history. In this book, Valentine unfolds his vast and detailed knowledge of the Agency, and its twisted subculture, in the context of a first-person recollection of a long and surreal research trip through South East Asia. Filled with dingy bars, broken men, humid cities, and slabs of corrupt, covert, and violent history, the landscape comes alive; and the world of the Central Intelligence Agency emerges as even more deranged than you had recalled. Compelling yet tragic, Pisces Moon is compulsive reading." — Christian Parenti, professor of political economy at John Jay College, CUNY; author of Tropic of Chaos and Radical Hamilton.
"In a beautifully written, idiosyncratic memoir-travelogue...Doug Valentine recounts his adventures in Vietnam and Thailand in 1991. Doug caught the BBC in bed with the CIA, whitewashing its opium and heroin trafficking around the world and the slaughter of millions it unleashed across South-East Asia." — Nicolas Davies, author and journalist.
“If one seriously desires as never before to deeply understand the lurid details and the frightening karma and dark arts of US empire, read this book! The author has seriously documented the extreme dangers of the inseparability of US politics, economics, and organized crime. The CIA and military propaganda have led to a serious dumbing down, enabling popular political corruption and neofascism. The rich and powerful steal everything – from our souls to entire continents – as they lie, deny, and author physical violence as needed. And in case one needs to be reminded, the author explains how supremacist pathology emerging from centuries of White settler myths and anti-feminist propaganda, have detached the US from reality. Read this book – a great foundation for becoming a revolutionary!” - S. Brian Willson, author, trained lawyer, activist, Viet Nam veteran
"Pisces Moon: The Dark Arts of Empire is a riveting book by a great investigative journalist that sheds important insights into the working of the CIA and on the underlying ideology guiding the U.S. empire and its bad karma that has resulted in the country's dangerous lurch to the right." — Jeremy Kuzmarov, Managing editor of Covert Action Magazine and author of five books on U.S. foreign policy, including Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century (2012)