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Author Assad, Michele Rigby, author.

Title Breaking cover : my secret life in the CIA and what it taught me about what's worth fighting for / Michele Rigby Assad.

Publication Info. Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, [2018]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Assad,M ASS    Available
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Description xvii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248).
Summary The CIA is looking for walking contradictions. Recruiters seek out potential agents who can keep a secret yet pull classified information out of others; who love their country but are willing to leave it behind for dangerous places; who live double lives, but can be trusted with some of the nation's most highly sensitive tasks. Michele Rigby Assad was one of those people. As a CIA agent and a counterterrorism expert, Michele soon found that working undercover was an all-encompassing job. The threats were real; the assignments perilous. Michele spent over a decade in the agency-a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet, secretly serving in some of the most treacherous areas of the Middle East, and at risk as a target for ISIS. But deep inside, Michele wondered: Could she really do this job? Had she misunderstood what she thought was God's calling on her life? Did she have what it would take to survive? The answer came when Michele faced her ultimate mission, one with others' lives on the line-and it turned out to have been the plan for her all along. In Breaking Cover, Michele has at last been cleared to drop cover and tell her story: one of life-or-death stakes; of defeating incredible odds; and most of all, of discovering a faith greater than all her fears.
Contents The spy next door -- The right stuff -- Don't judge a spy by her cover -- A model spy -- Keep calm-and carry a working compass -- Into the desert -- Mr. & Mrs. Smith -- Get off the "X" -- Caught between Iraq and a hard place -- Welcome to hell on earth -- Face-to-face with the enemy -- Truth or consequences-a tale of three sources -- Never say never -- An unexpected mission -- Now what? -- You can't go home again -- Back to Iraq -- Decision time -- Escape -- The final push -- Epilogue.
Subject Assad, Michele Rigby.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Intelligence specialists -- Biography.
Undercover operations -- Middle East.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781496419590 (hardcover)
1496419596 (hardcover)

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