The Spy Wore Silk by Aline, Countess of Romanones
(The Romanones Spy Series) (Volume 3)

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The Spy Wore Silk America’s most captivating secret agent tells the true story of a Cold War mission into Morocco with William Casey. “For glamor, adventure and intrigue, this is as good as it gets,” wrote Cosmopolitan of The Spy Went Dancing, Aline Romanones’ best selling successor to her memoir of OSS adventures during World War II, The Spy Wore Red. American beauty, Spanish socialite, devoted wife and mother, and spy, Aline, Countess of Romanones, wrote Time, lived a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorius. Now in her third book, Aline unveils a true story of royalty and murder. It is 1971, and news reports of the near-assassination of Morocco’s King Hassan II shock Aline. Just months before, she had received veiled warnings of such a plot, but few people had paid much attention. Now it is her job to make sure that the would be assassins do not succeed in their second attempt. With the help of onetime OSS colleague and future CIA chief William Casey, she searches for the conspirators, from the shadowy back streets of the Marrakesh souks to the lavish palaces of Casablanca and Rabat, from exotic desert banquets that turn into terrorist targets to elaborate shooting parties masking treachery and death. With the days running out, she must somehow untangle the complex web of motives and deceptions perpetrated by traitors, Soviet agents, illicit lovers, and uncertain allies, in order to ensure the king’s survival-and increasingly , her own. Written with great style and her supreme talent for both suspense and the exotic details of high society, the spy Wore Silk is irresistible real life intrigue. “My husband’s role in The Spy Wore Silk fills me with pride. I wish Bill could have read this terrific, gripping story- not only because his patriotism and courage come through so clearly, but also because the book is so much fun.” Sophia Casey, widow of William Casey, CIA Director, 1981-1987
 

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Published May 4, 2014 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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Third in the Countess Aline's international high-society spy historicals (The Spy Wore Red, 1987; The Spy Went Dancing, 1989).

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