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The Widow Spy

Author : Martha Denny Peterson
ISBN : 0983878129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Marti Peterson spent her thirty-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency as an operations officer, earning both the prestigious Donovan Award and the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism. She began professional service on the CIA's front line in Moscow, USSR, during the Cold War. Her contribution to her country originated in Pakse, Laos, during the Vietnam War, where she accompanied her husband , John, a CIA Paramilitary officer. After he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1972, Marti returned to the U.S. and entered the CIA. The story told here appears in many books about spying acitivies in the Cold War, but in the Widow Spy, she tells it as she experienced it.

The Black Widow

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 9781443436564
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne and Simon Templar. Following the success of his smash hit The English Spy, Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel—one that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.

The Good Spy

Author : Kai Bird
ISBN : 0307889769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a turning point in US relations with the Muslim world. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA agent Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from every other All-American CIA operative was his extraordinary ability to form deep, meaningful connections with key figures in the Arab world. Others relied on threats or subterfuge, but Ames worked by building friendships and emphasizing shared values. This unorthodox approach brought him unprecedented success - Ames personally recruited the Yemeni head of state, advised Ronald Reagan on the Iran hostage crisis, and infiltrated the PLO, partially "turning" one of their most important leaders, Ali Hassan Salameh. Dubbed "The Red Prince" for his flamboyant lifestyle and status as heir apparent to Yasir Arafat, the brilliant Salameh was in charge of PLO intelligence. But Ames was able to earn his respect, and they forged an unlikely but powerful friendship - one with the potential to achieve lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. But it was not to be. Within a few years, both Salameh and Ames were dead - and American relations with the Muslim world were headed down a path that years later would culminate in 9/11, the rise of Hezbollah, and the War on Terror.

Good Hunting

Author : Jack Devine
ISBN : 9781429944175
Genre : Political Science
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"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson's War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, paving the way to a decisive victory against the Russians. He also pushed the CIA's effort to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia. He tried to warn the director of central intelligence, George Tenet, that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it. He was in Chile when Allende fell, and he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it. And he tangled with Rick Ames, the KGB spy inside the CIA, and hunted Robert Hanssen, the mole in the FBI. Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story is the spellbinding memoir of Devine's time in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served for more than thirty years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the CIA's spying operations. This is a story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, all the more gripping when the fate of our geopolitical order hangs in the balance. But this book also sounds a warning to our nation's decision makers: covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America's interests worldwide. Part memoir, part historical redress, Good Hunting debunks outright some of the myths surrounding the Agency and cautions against its misuses. Beneath the exotic allure—living abroad with his wife and six children, running operations in seven countries, and serving successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton—this is a realist, gimlet-eyed account of the Agency. Now, as Devine sees it, the CIA is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military, and, most ominous of all, is becoming overly weighted toward paramilitary operations after a decade of war. Its capacity to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been seriously degraded. Good Hunting sheds light on some of the CIA's deepest secrets and spans an illustrious tenure—and never before has an acting deputy director of operations come forth with such an account. With the historical acumen of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and gripping scenarios that evoke the novels of John le Carré even as they hew closely to the facts on the ground, Devine offers a master class in spycraft.

Portrait Of A Spy

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 9781443408349
Genre : Fiction
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For international operative Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—but a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have just occurred, and while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds. Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage in Cornwall until a summons brings him to Washington, and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the centre of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks. Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional, and to succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy is a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil.

Gentleman Spy

Author : Peter Grose
ISBN : UOM:39015032290408
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Compiled without the cooperation of the CIA, a biography of Allen Dulles--head of the CIA under Eisenhower and Kennedy--portrays a man fascinated with the gathering of intelligence who led complex, often devious public and private lives.

The English Spy

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 9780007552320
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74. 72 MB
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No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.

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