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From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.
Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from "Wild West" adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escape of six Americans from a hostage situation in revolutionary Tehran, Iran. This extraordinary operation inspired the movie Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
The Master of Disguise gives us a privileged look at what really happens at the highest levels of international espionage: in the field, undercover, and behind closed doors.
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...the coauthors convey with clarity something of this shadow world which requires of its inhabitants hard work... and a full measure of creative improvisation. A swift, engrossing summary of a life and a way of life.Read Full Review of The Master of Disguise: My Se... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Mendez offers a balanced and humanized portrait of life within the CIA...producing a volume with appeal for both spy buffs and the simply curious.Read Full Review of The Master of Disguise: My Se... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Reader Hill...manages to translate ably the sense of awe that Mendez experienced as he learned the tools of his trade. More important, he makes the events sound credible and real, aided by Mendez's clear-eyed descriptive writing style.Read Full Review of The Master of Disguise: My Se... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
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