By Alan B. Trabue
Alan Trabue selected a weird and wonderful, harmful solution to make a dwelling. In a lifetime of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the usually perilous global of polygraphing overseas spies in aid of CIA espionage courses. He recounts his tremendous, true-life globe-trotting adventures, from his induction within the CIA in 1971 to directing the CIA's world-wide covert ops polygraph program.
A lifetime of Lies and Spies brings readers into the high-stakes international of covert operations and the search to discover deceit, that includes a high-speed vehicle chase, blown clandestine conferences, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing by means of rebellion police, and confrontations with laptop gun-armed infantrymen. Liberally sprinkled with part anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent notwithstanding a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's tale highlights either the humor and the intrinsic probability of carrying out CIA covert activities.
Writing from a distinct standpoint framed through his unusual toughness and large event, for which he used to be provided the profession Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and knowledge bought via their acts of espionage.
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A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator by Alan B. Trabue