The Reluctant Spy

Author: John Kiriakou
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553907336
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Long before the waterboarding controversy exploded in the media, one CIA agent had already gone public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC News, John Kiriakou called waterboarding torture—but admitted that it probably worked. This book, at once a confessional, an adventure story, and a chronicle of Kiriakou’s life in the CIA, stands as an important, eloquent piece of testimony from a committed American patriot. In February 2002 Kiriakou was the head of counterterrorism in Pakistan. Under his command, in a spectacular raid coordinated with Pakistani agents and the CIA’s best intelligence analyst, Kiriakou’s field officers took down the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah. For days, Kiriakou became the wounded terrorist’s personal “bodyguard.” In circumstances stranger than fiction, as al-Qaeda agents scoured the streets for their captured leader, the best trauma surgeon in America was flown to Pakistan to make sure that Zubaydah did not die. In The Reluctant Spy, Kiriakou takes us into the fight against an enemy fueled by fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it was like inside the CIA headquarters on the morning of 9/11, the agency leaders who stepped up and those who protected their careers. And in what may be the book’s most shocking revelation, he describes how the White House made plans to invade Iraq a full year before the CIA knew about it—or could attempt to stop it. Chronicling both mind-boggling mistakes and heroic acts of individual courage, The Reluctant Spy is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the inner workings of the U.S. intelligence apparatus, the truth behind the torture debate, and the incredible dedication of ordinary men and women doing one of the most extraordinary jobs on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

The Reluctant Spy

Author: John Kiriakou
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781616086282
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A first-person account of a covert agent's two-decade career in the CIA describes his role in the capture of senior Al-Qaida terrorists and offers insight into the debate about interrogation techniques used in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.

The Reluctant Spy

Author: John Kiriakou
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553807374
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A first-person account of a covert agent's two-decade career in the CIA describes his role in such cases as the capture of a senior Al-Qaida terrorist, offering insight into the recent national debate about the interrogation techniques used in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.

The Reluctant Spy

Author: John H. Goodwin
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452057788
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The Reluctant Spy is the timely story of Calvin Evan, a smart, but flawed CIA agent, beginning with the 1979 Iranian revolution. Cal develops a critical Iranian operative and becomes embroiled in the audacious, yet little honored effort to liberate the American embassy hostages. Romantically, he’s caught between his love for a rescued refugee and the aggressive intentions of his boss’ manipulative daughter. Ensnaring him, the savvy daughter navigates his career away from the political fallout of the mission’s failure and directs him to the battleground of the 1980’s- the Nicaraguan Contra war where Cal runs an illegal funding operation. Morally conflicted and victimized by his erratic behavior, he slips into a burned out funk, posted to Switzerland. There, amidst the rise of Middle Eastern terrorism, his past pulls him into conflict with his former Iranian asset, possibly a double agent, and reunites him with his long ago betrayed love, now a death squad target. The Reluctant Spy is the tale of Cal’s torment in trying to reconcile his heroic and destructive behaviors, his successes and failures, and his search for happiness and contentment. The backdrop of his struggles is the American foreign policy establishment’s often futile efforts to influence and control global events while carrying on insidious bureaucratic warfare. John H. Goodwin is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Magna Cum Laude. John used his experience living abroad and knowledge of foreign cultures and American political and military affairs history in writing The Reluctant Spy. John manages global investment portfolios for wealthy American and international families at Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management business.

Reluctant Spy

Author: Lois June Wickstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 0916176258
Size: 78.49 MB
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Timmy is awakened in the middle of the night by something going scritch, scritch under his bed. He turns on his flashlight. It?s a 10-inch long rat with a brown fur hood, like a bandit. Timmy makes plans to trap the rat and kill it before his grandmother finds out there?s a rat in the house. But before he can get his slippers on, Grandma enters his room. She?s happy that Timmy has found Hildegarde, her new pet rat. She bought this rat in order to train her to be a spy. Rumor has it than Grandma was a spy in her younger days. Timmy isn?t interested. He wants his sleep so he can try out for the track team the next day. An earthquake shakes the town. The street lamps blink, and the air is filled with the smell of hot metal as the town bridge collapses. When Timmy arrives home from school the next day, a strange woman, smelling of ambergris perfume is waiting at his door. She shows Timmy how to call Hildegarde and give her instructions in German. When she leaves, Timmy decides to go watch a science show being put on at the home of a local inventor. He learns that the inventor is a big admirer of Nicola Tesla. The next day, Timmy visits the inventor?s home and sees a mysterious device that the inventor calls The Communicator. That night, somebody kidnaps Hildegarde. Now, Timmy is interested in spying, and in training Hildegarde. When Hildegarde is returned the next morning, she has a speaker implanted in her ear, which she removes during her morning cleaning ritual. Using carob candies as a reward, Timmy and Grandma train Hildegarde to press buttons and recognize colors, but the rat refuses to learn to press a toggle switch. Timmy and Grandma train Hildegarde using a speaker implanted in her ear and a fashionable spy bonnet camera on her head, and then send Hildegarde into the inventor?s home for further exploring. One of Timmy?s classmates, a girl who loves chocolates from heart-shaped boxes, follows him. Timmy learns that Nicola Tesla invented something much like The Communicator and accidentally caused an earthquake with it. Now Timmy knows what the inventor is really up to, and returns to the inventor?s home, with the chocolate eating classmate, to rescue Hildegarde. He gets trapped in The Communicator. The only way to turn off the machine is to press a toggle switch, but neither Timmy nor the chocolate-eating girl can reach it. And Hildegarde won?t press a toggle switch. Timmy asks the chocolate-eating girl to throw a chocolate candy onto the switch. Then he tells Hildegarde to press the brown button. She does so, and saves the town from a major earthquake. Grandma has been watching all this on her television, which receives Hildegarde?s broadcast. She arrives along with the mysterious rat trainer, who turns out to be an FBI agent. They free Timmy from The Communicator. Timmy kisses Hildegarde, and the FBI agent does her job.

The Reluctant Spy

Author: James Melville
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
ISBN: 9780727847737
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British diplomat Ben Lazenby travels to Indonesia, where he is invited to visit the Naval Academy. A British intelligence agent persuades Ben to do a little spying while he's there.

Delbert

Author: Marko Kitti
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530477944
Size: 28.50 MB
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Ten-year-old Delbert's world is grey and glum since his grandfather died. Everything is a dull routine, and all Delbert wants to do is stay in his room. What's more, he has to cope with an annoying next-door neighbour, Evie, who has committed her life to being in love with him.But Delbert's whole life is about to change when he is forced into a SUPER SECRET SPY MISSION to find a missing cat called Pandora. What seems like a straightforward job suddenly escalates into the stuff of real spy stories.Bursting with humour and thrilling surprises, this fast-paced, action-packed story takes Delbert and Evie on a wild ride with an UTTERLY SHOCKING SECRET at the end...

The Reluctant Spy

Author: Frederick Wysocki
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991375691
Size: 19.57 MB
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In a race against the clock, Frank Moretti has been blackmailed into performing a twisted mission in Moscow. The CIA orders him to find and verify who is responsible for hacking the US Military satellite system. With no help from the CIA, the mission seems impossible. While there, the Russians escalate their aggression prompting the American President to order retaliation. Frank's mission changes to: find, verify and kill.

Overworld

Author: Larry J. Kolb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101217320
Size: 16.52 MB
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Raised around the globe by a high-ranking American spymaster, Larry Kolb learned to think, look, and listen like a spy. Overworld—his father's term for the powers-that-be—is Larry Kolb's story of his own lifelong interaction with those powers. Overworld casts in human terms what it actually means and feels like to be a spy. From the practical to the emotional, it reveals how the world of espionage and covert statecraft actually works, and exposes the dark heart of a life built on betrayals.