A MASTER CLASS IN SPYCRAFT FROM ONE OF ITS GREATEST PRACTITIONERSJack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he oversaw the effort to run down Pablo Escobar in Colombia. Devine served America's interests for more than thirty years in a wide range of covert operations, ultimately overseeing the Directorate of Operations, a CIA component that watches over thousands of American covert operatives worldwide.
"An entertaining chronicle of [Devine's] decades at the agency and a persuasive case for its continued relevance." --The Washington Post"Well written and engaging, studded with insights and opinions that are thoughtful." --The Boston Globe "A refresher course on the breadth of America's covert campaigns against the spread of Soviet influence and ideology . . . Mr. Devine's remarkable thirty-two-year career is a microcosm of the secret thrust and counterthrust that defined those years." --The Wall Street Journal "A spine-tingling, utterly compelling book." --Houston Chronicle
About the Author
JACK DEVINE is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is also a founding partner and the president of the Arkin Group, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, and more. He lives in New York City with his wife, Pat.