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.
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Eight months ago, Jonathan, a scribe in Jericho, committed a reprehensible sin. Now God hounds him to atone; his wife miscarries; demons possess his child. It is all too much: he plunges into a virulent crisis of faith.Then Daniel, a long-ago friend, summons Jonathan to Jerusalem. Daniel has discovered the sin, and prompted by a smoldering animosity, the crafty aristocrat plans to use it as a weapon to destroy John the Baptizer. Daniel presents Jonathan with a choice: spy on John or accept dishonor and destitution.Jonathan's reports from the Jordan lead to the Baptizer's death. For the next two years, the village scribe is confident that his guilty secret is safe. Then, once again, Daniel summons him to Jerusalem. Shattering Jonathan's delusions, Daniel sends him to the Galilee to spy on a man called Yeshua, an itinerant exorcist. (He's better known today as Jesus of Nazareth.)Ever since he and Yeshua studied together in Jerusalem nearly fifteen years before, Jonathan has envied the learning and sensitivity of this man. Now he's been sent to spy on him. How will he use that opportunity?In the Galilee, doubt and envy besiege Jonathan as he encounters pilgrims Yeshua has healed. Deftly, the scribe spins their stories into reports that could lead to the wonderworker's death. But as Yeshua expels one demon after another from desperate supplicants, Jonathan begins to hope that his daughter might be healed by his adversary.Learning that Herod plans to arrest Yeshua, Jonathan puts aside his jealousy and reveals the plot to the exorcist. Together, they escape to Jericho where Yeshua assures Jonathan that his daughter's salvation is his own destiny. When demons next throw her to the ground, the scribe embraces the terrifying convulsions she endures. The demons, subdued by Jonathan's acceptance of his own brooding shadows, depart. Peace now reigns where crippling fear once dwelt. Jonathan embraces his commitment to his God, his faith, his people, and his life as a devout Jew. Out of death, life.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an extraordinary story based on the life of the author's great aunt, Hilda.