SWITCHED ON – The Heart and Mind of a Special Agent

Book Reviews

“In “Switched On” Eric shares the struggles of his youth that he turned into motivation toward his ultimate goal of becoming a special agent. His parents laid a strong foundation of faith and integrity. His jobs at various agencies and in various countries ultimately led him back home. The principles of SEE (sleep, eat, exercise) which was taught to him by his dad , and Switched On are now imprinted on my mind. About halfway through the book I found I couldn’t put it down and I started thinking of who I would pass the book on to. It’s an inspiring and thought provoking book that I am sure you will enjoy.”

Stacie Gilkinson

“I hope you enjoy reading Eric’s heartfelt story of growing up to become the man he believed he could become. And I hope his story inspires you to switch on and always remain aware of your surroundings. Thank you, Eric, for being a part of the group of men and women who daily put their lives on the line to protect all of us.”

Honorable Jack Markey (“Uncle Jack”), Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts 1971—1982

“Rarely has there been a more down-to-earth story about family values, love and of course life…viewed and told through the eyes of a true American patriot.”

Bruce M. Foucart, Assistant Director, ICE, Homeland Security Investigations 2014—2016; President of Foucart & Associates

“Eric Caron has a unique perspective on the ongoing war on terrorism and the part immigration plays in its history, and he gives the reader an insider’s view in this riveting debut memoir.”

Michele McPhee, Author, “Maximum Harm”

“Switched On is an honest and truthful account, and a great read on its own merits. It is also a helpful guide for preparing you to be alert to danger, both in your physical and spiritual life. Using Eric’s simple philosophy about awareness gained as a highly trained law enforcement officer can change lives, both in the blink of an eye in a moment of potential crisis and over the course of one’s life. It will help you make the right decisions, leading to greater personal and spiritual fulfillment.”

Honorable Ronald K. Noble, INTERPOL Secretary General 2000—2014

“A very compelling and personal glimpse into the mind and spirit of our nation’s unseen guardians.”

Rear Admiral Francis McDonald, President, Mass. Maritime Academy

“Eric is a close friend/former colleague I greatly admire. I highly recommend his book.”

Hon. Ronald K. Noble, INTERPOL Secretary General 2000—2014

“A retired U.S. Customs agent recounts an eventful career … Caron’s remembrances are often thrilling … An often engaging chronicle of a dramatic career”

Kirkus Reviews

“A retired U.S. Customs agent recounts an eventful career … Caron’s remembrances are often thrilling … An often engaging chronicle of a dramatic career…” Kirkus Reviews

About The Book “Switched On – The Heart and Mind of a Special Agent”

As a twin in a large Massachusetts family with a heart of gold, Eric wanted to emulate his hero when he grew up—his Police Officer father, Sgt. Edmond Caron, a former Marine. Eric’s dad taught him valuable life lessons that formed his foundation and defined his path, and experience taught him the rest. With his family’s courage, love and guidance inspiring his journey, the author became renowned as an expert in the field of terrorism, money laundering and transnational crime. His investigations are detailed in his book “Switched On the Heart and Mind of a Special Agent” ranged from U.S. defense contractors and CIA going rogue, to WMD programs of Iran, China and Russia, to fire and intrigue in Dubai and Afghanistan. His most challenging case would be a mere mile from his family home, and grip the nation. Throughout his twenty-five-year decorated career as a Special Agent and Diplomat for the U.S. Government, Caron discovered the powerful, life-saving effects of listening to one’s heart, mind and God-given instincts. The author came to think of this principle as being Switched On. Join this Special Agent as he takes you on a ride-along filled with twists and turns and reveals the key to becoming Switched On for life.