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Life Undercover review Á 108 Ñ ❴EPUB❵ ✵ Life Undercover Author Amaryllis Fox – 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 Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoiAmaryllis 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 daughterAmaryllis 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 w. More than likely this memoir will be a nonfiction bestseller in 2020 As a former CIA super spy Fox has stellar media connections and it certainly won’t hurt that she is married to a member of the Kennedy family The pace is a bit too brisk and the writing is rather pedestrian but she does succeed in providing a glimpse into her world during the time she was working within the most dangerous countries in the world I will sleep a bit better knowing these spooks are on duty trying to make the world a safer place for all

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Ith 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 Ira 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. The spy who prevented a nuclear attack with a bottle of clove oilThis is the absolutely riveting story of a modern day spy a real life James Bond although as she notes Bond is ridiculous; in the real world of espionage one street chase and my cover is blown for life This is the story of how Ms Fox became a spy what that life cost her and what it gained and why she leftThis memoir exposes so many secret lives all at once Ms Fox talks about being recruited by the CIA while still in graduate school getting up at 2 am analyzing and preparing nuclear threat assessments for the President's morning briefings before biking back across DC for a full day of classes She writes about being chosen for clandestine service and how she recruited her first pretend asset with a nod to Frank Sinatra and asking for a favor She writes about how in the most high stakes meeting imaginable with a terrorist cell ready to unleash a nuclear bomb the presence of clove oil in her backpack ended up being the prop that turned the tideMs Fox first encounter terrorism at the age of 8 when her best friend was killed in the Pan Am bombing Her father showed Amaryllis newspaper stories about the attack hoping that understanding the threat would make it less scary Another time he took apart a scary toy in the middle of the night to show her the batteries and blinking lights that made it work Amaryllis came to believe that understanding something is the secret to being less afraid of it an approach that would both make her a uniue kind of spy a spy who believes that the secret to saving the world is not by destroying the enemy but by understanding themI kept thinking when reading this book that I wanted of it It is 240 pages and I wanted it to be three times the length because I loved every single world that she created her post high school stint in Burma where she ended up going undercover to smuggle out an interview with a political prisoner she was EIGHTEEN years old Her double life as a CIA analyst and Georgetown student Her training at the Farm involving clandestine training missions all around the streets of DC which should be its own series all by itself And of course her life in the field where she created a double identity as an art dealer and arms broker which covered her triple identity as a CIA spy If this is not turned into a prestige TV series I will REVOLT This has cinematic power than the entire Marvel universeBut beyond all the spy craft and storytelling there is something else something powerful and transformational This is a book to make you afraid of how real the threats are yes; how close we come to devastation and the people who spend their entire lives working to prevent the next attack It will also make you furious at anyone who attacks our intelligence agentsBut than that this is a book to make you hopeful to follow you on Amaryllis' journey towards the belief that understanding and clove oil is the path towards a lasting peace

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Life UndercoverFlexicuffs 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 passi. Rousing thought provoking story of a young lady's ten year tenure at the CIA working undercover often overseas in trouble spots I liked reading about her processes and methods I also admire her dedication and tenacity The pace doesn't lag I don't remember reading any long gross scenes