Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Amaryllis Fox

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Author: Amaryllis Fox
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Book Title
Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
Author
Amaryllis Fox
ISBN
9780525654971
Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At twenty-one, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the president. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At twenty-two, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover--the most difficult and coveted job in the field as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent--an impossible to put down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Amaryllis FoxPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 10/15/2019ISBN: 9780525654971Pages: 240Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 9.40h x 5.90w x 1.30dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2019 pg. 66Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 78Booklist 10/01/2019 pg. 4Shelf Awareness 10/22/2019
Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter

Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At twenty-one, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the president. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At twenty-two, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover--the most difficult and coveted job in the field as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia.
Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent--an impossible to put down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Amaryllis Fox
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/15/2019
ISBN: 9780525654971
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.40h x 5.90w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2019 pg. 66
Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019
Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 78
Booklist 10/01/2019 pg. 4
Shelf Awareness 10/22/2019
Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter

Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At twenty-one, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the president. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At twenty-two, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover--the most difficult and coveted job in the field as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia.
Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent--an impossible to put down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Amaryllis Fox
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/15/2019
ISBN: 9780525654971
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.40h x 5.90w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2019 pg. 66
Publishers Weekly 07/15/2019
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019
Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 78
Booklist 10/01/2019 pg. 4
Shelf Awareness 10/22/2019