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Title:
Breaking cover : my secret life in the CIA and what it taught me about what's worth fighting for
Publication Information:
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, [2018]
ISBN:
9781496419590
Physical Description:
xvii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
A real-life, can't-put-down spy memoir. 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.
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A real-life, can't-put-down spy memoir. 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.


Table of Contents

Author's Notep. xi
Prologuep. xiii
Chapter 1 The Spy Next Doorp. 1
Chapter 2 The Right Stuffp. 11
Chapter 3 Don't Judge a Spy by Her Coverp. 29
Chapter 4 A Model Spyp. 39
Chapter 5 Keep Calm-and Carry a Working Compassp. 45
Chapter 6 Into the Desertp. 57
Chapter 7 Mr. & Mrs. Smithp. 69
Chapter 8 Get Off the "X"p. 79
Chapter 9 Caught between Iraq and a Hard Placep. 89
Chapter 10 Welcome to Hell on Earthp. 99
Chapter 11 Face-to-Face with the Enemyp. 107
Chapter 12 Truth or Consequences-A Tale of Three Sourcesp. 123
Chapter 13 Never Say Neverp. 143
Chapter 14 An Unexpected Missionp. 151
Chapter 15 Now What?p. 161
Chapter 16 You Can't Go Home Againp. 173
Chapter 17 Back to Iraqp. 187
Chapter 18 Decision Timep. 197
Chapter 19 Escapep. 209
Chapter 20 The Final Pushp. 223
Epiloguep. 237
Special Dedicationp. 242
Acknowledgmentsp. 243
Endnotesp. 247
About the Authorp. 249