Book Preview of A Sacred Duty, How a Whistleblower Took on the VA and Won

A SACRED DUTY is the true story of Paula Pedene, a visually impaired, Navy veteran whose life and family start to unravel when she’s targeted for retaliation after bringing to light mismanagement at a VA hospital. Psychologically crippled by the attacks – and battling financial ruin, ruthless superiors, a skeptical media, and her two sons’ emotional crises – she fights back, refusing to surrender to a system that is stacked against her. Working with a bulldog congressional investigator, an ornery VA doctor, and a husband who believes in her, she becomes a central figure in exposing a conspiracy that rocked the nation, killed dozens of veterans, provoked nationwide outrage, and ultimately brought down the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. For more information visit