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《Bran-New + Hardcover Edition + Unique Insight Into The World Of Covert Ops Polygraph From Most Respected Polygraphers》Alan B. Trabue - A LIFE OF LIES AND SPIES : Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator

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This New York Times bestseller in hardcover edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM119.03 (Hardcover). Now here Only at RM25. Alan Trabue chose a bizarre, dangerous way to make a living. In A Life of Lies and Spies, Trabue exposes the often perilous world of polygraphing foreign spies in support of CIA espionage programs. He recounts his incredible, true-life globe-trotting adventures, from his induction in the CIA in 1971 to directing the CIA's world-wide covert ops polygraph program. A Life of Lies and Spies brings readers into the high-stakes world of covert operations and the quest to uncover deceit, featuring a high-speed car chase, blown clandestine meetings, surreptitious room searches, tear-gassing by riot police, and confrontations with machine gun-armed soldiers. Liberally sprinkled with side anecdotes-such as debriefing an agent though a torturous swarm of mosquitoes in a jungle shack-Trabue's story highlights both the humor and the intrinsic danger of conducting CIA covert activities. Writing from a unique perspective framed by his uncommon longevity and broad experience, for which he was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal, Trabue's memoir unveils the CIA's use of polygraph and interrogation to validate recruited spies' bona fides and information obtained through their acts of espionage. The Central Intelligence Agency has not approved, endorsed or authorized this book or the use of the CIA name, seal or initials. This is an interesting book written by a man with a very long and lengthy career as a polygrapher for the CIA. He traveled the world attempting to discern the motives and truths of people who would work for the United States. While many books have focused on how to tell when someone is lying or how to pass a polygraph; this book is a personal, riveting tale that takes the reader on a journey through Mr. Trabue’s unique and extraordinary career. Mr. Trabue has no doubt led an adventurous life, recounted through several heart thumping tales of narrow getaways, high speed car chases, and adventures replete with machine guns and water cannons to name just a few. You also get a taste for Mr. Trabue’s humor, which he puts to full advantage through a number of amusing tales used to illustrate crucial tradecraft practices as well as more self-deprecating stories like the first time he met an ambassador and introduced himself as John Wayne! The principle behind this mission was to determine the trustworthiness of potential employees (spies) for the CIA. He wanted to make sure they are not double agents and or unsuitable for this line of work. If you are a nut job, you might not be worth the risk. As you can imagine he polygraphed a number of good people with deeply personal reasons for working for the CIA. Then he managed to his share of crackpots, sociopaths, and ego driven nut jobs who could not be trusted with a laundry list let alone secret materials. One of the interesting aspects of this book is it was approved by his former employers before tit was published. As a result, he tells us a lot about his travels but very little specifically about where and when he was in any particular country. Clearly, he is protecting sources and more importantly covering his own trail. I was surprised by the amount of “trade craft” required for this line of work. It was a great memoir of adventures and world travel, and I recommend this book to anyone who has is interested in the life of a CIA member, a polygraph interrogator, or someone who likes to read about spies....because the life the author describes is truly a life of lies and spies. A fantastic read! About the Author A second generation CIA officer, Alan B. Trabue traveled extensively in Central America, South America, the Far East, Southeast Asia and Europe interrogating foreign spies. For five years, he directed the CIA's world-wide covert ops polygraph program. He served as Director of the CIA Polygraph School for six years and as an adjunct instructor at the current federal polygraph school for eight years. He retired in 2011. He currently lives in Virginia.

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