The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : John Kiriakou
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2010-03-16
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780553907339


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John Kiriakou
Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780553807370


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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Author : John Blackburn
Publisher :
Release : 1958
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:12065573


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

Tall, tanned and blonde, Rachel Edmistone, forty-something mother of three, lives in sparkling, harbourside Sydney and is married to the perfect man - Adrian, who has the looks to match his piles of cash. Or so she thinks. Rachel is the powerhouse behind the star-studded Butterfly Ball, a fundraiser for humanitarian causes in Sydney and Sri Lanka. She also runs a busy PR company. Then tragedy strikes. Adrian is killed in a freak accident - she is left in overwhelming grief and massive debt. When the stars align for a fresh start in Sri Lanka, will Rachel have the courage to take a chance on herself and discover what riches really mean?

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Genre : Australian fiction
Author : Holly Kerr Forsyth
Publisher :
Release : 2019-02
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0992401577


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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Author : H. Wood HILL
Publisher :
Release : 1946
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:560428740


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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Author : T. D. Calnan
Publisher :
Release : 1973
Total Pages : 285 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:21396147


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : John H. Goodwin
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2016-06-02
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9781524610432


Reminiscences Of A Reluctant Spy

Reminiscences Of A Reluctant Spy

The biography is of Steven Kovacs, a Hungarian industrialist before WWII, who, in attempting to further his textile business, was pushed into being a spy for the government. He was given military status and had his own staff. The book documents not only his espionage activities but also his romantic assignations, of which there were many. He survived through several wives, many of whom were lost during the war, as well as hair-raising episodes of dirty dealings and espionage. He and his last wife escaped communism to hide in the outback of Australia, where he befriended many of the Aboriginal tribesmen and experienced the harsh realities of their way of life. He suffered dust storms and snakes, crocodile hunts and close friendships, and was an observer of the mysteries of our Australian outback at very close hand.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Roma Ravn
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2018-05-28
Total Pages : 600 Pages
ISBN : 9781543409383


A Reluctant Spy

A Reluctant Spy

This is an extraordinary story based on the life of the author's great aunt, Hilda.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Miller Caldwell
Publisher : Clink Street Publishing
Release : 2019-09-24
Total Pages : 250 Pages
ISBN : 1912850648


The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

When Timmy spies a rat under his bed, he knows he has to get rid of it before Grandma finds out. But when Grandma enters his room, she introduces her little pet by its name, "Hildegarde." The rat is being trained to spy on a mad scientist neighbor whom Grandma suspects of causing a local earthquake. But when Hildegarde is trapped, it's Timmy who goes to the rescue. He has to become a Reluctant Spy himself! This juvenile novel employs real spy techniques, real animal training techniques, and real science to create an intriguing mystery with family values.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Lois June Wickstrom
Publisher : Borgo Press
Release : 2010-02
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 1434457788