55 of 71 people found the following review helpful
Worst CIA Book I've Ever Read,
This review is from: Blowing My Cover (Hardcover)
This book sucks. The auther left me with the feeling that the CIA will hire anybody. You don't have to believe in the mission or how it is achieved, you don't have to abide by CIA rules, and you don't have to accomplish anything once you're in the field (if she accomplished anything, she left it out of this book.)
This book hardly deals with experiences from the field - the majority of the book deals with her training class at The Farm. She whines about everything, admits that she didn't believe in what she was doing, and seems more concerned with having a boyfriend than spying.
For a better read, try Robert Baer's "See No Evil" and Melissa Boyle Mahle's "Denial And Deception."
And ignore the reviewers who can't resist refering to this author as a "liberal." Such readers miss the point and are simply too wrapped up in their own political idealogy to provide objective assesments on anything related to the CIA. Most good CIA officers offer criticism of liberal and conservative administrations.