Comey writes well and, flawed though he may be as a character in his own drama, something that he confesses to at several points, his story so far seems credible to me.
His critics, particularly those on the left who have an axe to grind from 2016, crassly echo Trump by suggesting Comey is a sanctimonious, self-serving liar. I have not found that to be true so far. Comey, with his strong sense of rectitude, was born to be a law-enforcement officer.
He also has a lively sense of humor and enjoys practical jokes and mischief.
So far the most poignant moment in the book occurs when then FBI Director Robert Mueller bends over the hospital bed of Bush's AG John Ashcroft and praises him for refusing to give Stellar Wind, Dick Cheney's secret and unlawful torture program, his imprimatur:
In just a few memorable strokes, Comey paints Robert Mueller as a dour stoic, not much given to levity of any sort. I would not want to be the subject of Mueller's scrutiny."In every man's life there comes a time when the good Lord tests him," he [Mueller] told Ashcroft. "You passed your test tonight."
And if Comey testifies to a jury as compellingly as he speaks and acts in this book, let whoever cross-examines him beware.