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Life Undercover

Coming of Age in the CIA

by Amaryllis Fox

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Life Undercover by  Amaryllis  Fox
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    Oct 2019, 240 pages

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Amaryllis Fox worked as a clandestine operative for the Central Intelligence Agency. Her riveting memoir spins through several continents, two marriages, motherhood and many moments of fear and determination.

Life Undercover, a riveting true-adventure memoir, reveals how and why a young woman decides to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. In clear, elegant prose, Amaryllis Fox describes an unconventional international childhood and a series of choices that lead her to become a CIA field operative. In addition, she covers gritty details of spy craft and takes readers on a journey that isn't normally possible without top security clearance and years of training and sacrifice. Through excellent storytelling, she explains her yearning to make a real difference in the world by preventing terror attacks, but also reflects on her inner doubts.

Fox, born in 1980, writes about growing up with major world events shaping her life view. At age eight, she loses her friend Laura, who is killed on an aircraft bombed by Libyan terrorists over Lockerbie, Scotland. Her father coaches her to read the ...

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