For the first time, the CIA has authorized a top-level operative
to tell all in an unforgettable behind-the-scenes look at espionage
in action. an undisputed genius who could create an entirely
new identity for anybody, anywhere, anytime, Antonio J. Mendez
combined the cunning tricks of a magician with the analytical
insight of a psychologist to help hundreds of people escape
potentially fatal situations. From "Wild West" adventures in East
Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow and helping six Americans
escape revolutionary Tehran in 1980, Mendez was on the scene.
Here he gives us a privileged look at what really happens in the
field and behind closed doors at the highest levels of
international espionage, some of it shocking, frightening, and
wildly inventive--all of it unforgettable.