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: 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.

The Reluctant Spy

Author: John H. Goodwin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524610437
Size: 11.22 MB
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The Reluctant Spy: Revolution is the first half of 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, hes caught between his love for a rescued refugee and the aggressive intentions of his bosss manipulative daughter. Ensnaring him, the savvy daughter navigates his career away from the political fallout of the missions failure and directs him to the battleground of the 1980s, 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.

Reluctant Spy

Author: Lois June Wickstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 0916176258
Size: 37.53 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: Nat H. Swann
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1642144452
Size: 14.70 MB
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John Mason, CIA agent and Medal of Honor recipient, is sent to England where he meets a most sinister terrorist who plans to destroy the economy of the UK. Aided by a beautiful and intelligent operative, Mason’s relentless drive brings him to a final confrontation with the terrorist as the clock ticks rapidly against devastating tragedy.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156033121
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Now a major motion picture Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize A New York Times bestseller A Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book “Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel.”—Washington Post “One of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader.”—Junot Diaz “Brief, charming, and quietly furious . . . a resounding success.”—Village Voice At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter . . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

Overworld

Author: Larry J Kolb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126312
Size: 16.99 MB
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This gripping memoir by a former American intelligence operative is a vivid portrait of a spy at every stage of his life and career. Raised in various countries around the world as the son of an American spymaster, Larry Kolb tells how his father taught him to think, look and listen like a spy, and how a friend and colleague of his father attempted to recruit him to the CIA. Kolb declined, choosing instead to become an international businessman. His early success - in his mid-twenties he became an agent for several professional athletes, including Muhammad Ali - brought him into contact with many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, making him irresistible to master spy and CIA co-founder, Miles Copeland. When Copeland later tried to recruit him, Kolb accepted, and soon he was involved in covert intrigues in Beirut, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Pakistan and India. Peopled by larger than life characters such as Adnan Khashoggi, Imelda Marcos, Rajiv Gandhi and Ronald Reagan, OVERWORLD is a real-life adventure story of the highest order which offers compelling insights into the danger, glamour and psychology of espionage - as well as an extraordinary glimpse into the real corridors of global power.

Overworld

Author: Larry J. Kolb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101217320
Size: 48.58 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.