The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror, ©2009, was John Kiriakou’s first book, co-authored with Michael Ruby. John has two more books scheduled for publication in the coming year.
The Reluctant Spy details John Kiriakou’s service in the CIA from 1990 until March 2004, first as an analyst and later as a counterterrorism operations officer.
John was later named the executive assistant to the CIA’s associate deputy director for operations, where he was intimately involved in planning for the Iraq war.
The book was warmly and positively received by critics and reviewers, and it rose to #5 on the Washington Post political bestsellers list in March 2010.
A Signed Copy of The Reluctant Spy
John Kiriakou was a senior staff member in the United States Senate. He served in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1990 until March 2004, first as an analyst and later as a counterterrorism operations officer. He was later named the executive assistant to the CIA’s associate deputy director for operations, where he was intimately involved in planning for the Iraq war. His op-eds on the Middle East and Afghanistan have appeared in more than eighty newspapers in dozens of countries.
The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror details his years with the CIA and the beginning of his legal problems when John told ABC News in an interview in December 2007 that the CIA was torturing prisoners, that that torture was official U.S. government policy, and that the policy was approved by the President. John was driven to ruin by the Justice Department because of these revelations.
- The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror, ©2009
- Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison, to be released May 3, 2017.
“I am wearing my conviction as a badge of honor. I am proud that I stood up to our government. I stood up for what I believed was right conviction or no conviction…I am not a criminal. I am a whistleblower. The thing that I blew the whistle on is now the law of the land. Torture is illegal and it’s officially abandoned in our country and I’m proud to have had a role in that…”
January 28, 2013
John has a limited quantity of hardback copies of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror that you can order directly from him. Just let him know to whom he should make out the signature and he’ll send it right out.
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A Signed Copy of Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison
Rare Bird Books is publishing John’s new book and releasing it on May 3, 2017 ad they are offering pre-order copies of his signed book. From their website:
On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA’s use of torture on Al Qaeda prisoners.
Doing Time Like A Spy is Kiriakou’s memoir of his twenty-three months in prison. Using twenty life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. Including his award-winning blog series “Letters from Loretto,” Doing Time Like a Spy is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system.
Go to Rare Bird Books to pre-order.