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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Hiding in Plain Sight: My Life and Adventures Protecting Celebrities is a work of non-fiction in the memoir and autobiographical writing sub-genres and was penned by author Thomas LeBrun. The work is intended for the general reading audience and contains stories from the fascinating life of the author, who has specialized in Executive Close Protection for many years and become a world expert on the subject. From his formative years idolizing superheroes to his martial arts training and movement into the lives and protection circuits of some of the world’s most influential people, this is a read that will captivate anyone who has ever wondered what the people in suits and sunglasses really take on when they decide on this career path.
I was fascinated from start to finish by author Thomas LeBrun, who has crafted an engrossing life narrative with plenty of candid explanations, amazing anecdotes, and emotive moments to offer his readers. Whilst it may appear from the initial premise to be quite an attractive and glamourous-sounding tale, the reality that LeBrun unveils during his masterful storytelling uncovers a fascinating world that is nothing like I expected, and all the more intriguing for it. The work balances the practical with the anecdotal perfectly, never overbalancing into either gossip or boring instructional work, and keeps entertainment and candid honesty at its core throughout. Overall, I would highly recommend Hiding in Plain Sight: My Life and Adventures Protecting Celebrities to fans of authentic memoirs of unusual and lesser-known career choices, confident autobiographical writing styles, and for those interested in a protection career everywhere.