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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Baer ,. Dayna Baer. Over several decades he served everywhere from Iraq to New Delhi and racked up such an impressive list of accomplishments that he was eventually awarded the Career Intelligence Medal.
But if his career was everything a spy might aspire to, his personal life was a brutal illustratio Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. But if his career was everything a spy might aspire to, his personal life was a brutal illustration of everything a spy is asked to sacrifice. Bob had few enduring non-work friendships, only contacts and acquaintances. His prolonged absences destroyed his marriage, and he felt intense guilt at spending so little time with his children.
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Sworn to secrecy and constantly driven by ulterior motives, he was a man apart wherever he went. Dayna Williamson thought of herself as just an ordinary California girl -- admittedly one born into a comfortable lifestyle. But she was always looking to get closer to the edge.
Tapped to serve in some of the world's most dangerous places, she discovered an inner strength and resourcefulness she'd never known -- but she also came to see that the spy life exacts a heavy toll. Her marriage crumbled, her parents grew distant, and she lost touch with friends who'd once meant everything to her.
When Bob and Dayna met on a mission in Sarajevo, it wasn't love at first sight. They were both too jaded for that. But there was something there, a spark. The fact was, their clandestine relationships remained. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published March 8th by Crown first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Is it possible that a "husband-and-wife-true-life-spy-story could be this mundane? Was that the point of this book? Would it have been more interesting if I had read it in book form instead of listened to the droning monotone voices of the authors on audio? Can there even be life stories and relationships with less emotion? I don't know the answers to these questions, I never will, and I do not care. This story could have been more effectively, and more excitingly, told in this way, "We were in Is it possible that a "husband-and-wife-true-life-spy-story could be this mundane?
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This story could have been more effectively, and more excitingly, told in this way, "We were in the CIA. Nothing we did made any difference at all in the world but our family relationships were destroyed by our absences. We found each other and, hopefully, our future will turn out better than our past did. The end. Apr 16, Paul Pessolano rated it it was ok. This was the time when this area was literally a powder keg.
The book tells of his experiences in this area and how he befriended people that would help him gather information. Dayna Williamson was a recent college graduate and wanted more out of life and found that the CIA offered her the excitement and intrigue she desired.
Dayna started at a very mundane job within the CIA but was offered the position of "spy", but she would have to make hard sacrifices to get the job. Dayna just had a husband, but Robert had a wife and three children. The marriage break-ups were due to the many times they were called out for a job.
Some jobs were short-lived, but many would last over several months. Also, their families did not know where they were and had little if any communication with them. Robert and Dayna found each other while on the job and started a relationship that led to marriage. It deals mainly with the people they knew and many of the stories wind up untold or unfinished. The absolute best part of the book is in the final chapters when Robert and Dayna attempt to adopt an orphaned child from Pakistan. Jan 16, Orion rated it liked it.
This was not up to Robert Baer's usual quality. The book is not cohesive. Sometimes it seems like the author is name-dropping, bragging, and showing off. Motivations are unclear; for example, while Robert and Dayna Baer indicate that working for the Company destroyed their previous marriages, they don't show how that happened other than noting that they were separated from their spouses for a long time.
Some incidents are described in excruciating detail while elsewhere, the events of several ye This was not up to Robert Baer's usual quality. Some incidents are described in excruciating detail while elsewhere, the events of several years are glossed over. Baer clearly enjoyed and continues to enjoy the power and money that that CIA lifestyle provided and that his resultant book and media career continue to provide.
When he seems to say it was not worth it to have the lifestyle given the human relationship toll it took, it comes off as sanctimonious, more like "do as I say" not "do as I do.
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View 1 comment. Apr 22, Tori rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, thanks to Sara who loaned it to me.
It looked like a fairly quick read, and very different from my last book, so I picked it up. It was written by husband and wife spies, detailing some of their experiences working for the CIA. And the CIA evidently went through it to make sure nothing classified was revealed. It was very informative - not nearly as romantic as James Bond would make us believe.
I guess I can't even imagine people who wo This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, thanks to Sara who loaned it to me. I guess I can't even imagine people who would put their lives on the line like this. Some of the material was a bit beyond my comprehension, but I definitely got more of an appreciation for the people who do this type of work, and also for the people in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Their experience with adoption at the end was also interesting.
Sep 09, Jean rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. I enjoyed the first half of this book. It's about two current-day CIA agents who met and married while on duty. I listened to the Audible version on a trip. The story is told by both of them, back and forth, as they describe their lives in the CIA before they met and married. He was in Afghanistan and other places. She describes her training and early assignments. This was the most interesting part, because I got to see what the modern CIA is doing at least up to the late s.
After the marri I enjoyed the first half of this book. After the married and left the CIA the story was more about their personal lives - should we get a dog? Jan 24, Juliana Philippa rated it liked it Shelves: reads , apr-reads , 3-half-stars , auto-bio-memoir , amazon-vine-program , 0-own-in-dead-tree-form , 0-own , advance-reading-copy-or-galley , 0-reviewed , war-on-terror. Interesting, but not what I expected 3. It's an interesting read and I liked how Dayna and Bob each wrote their separate short ch Interesting, but not what I expected 3. It's an interesting read and I liked how Dayna and Bob each wrote their separate short chapters, which are at first completely separate and then start to overlap more and more until they're intertwined and covering the same period and time together.
I think one thing the book brought home to me was that being in the CIA is not as exciting as it may seem in TV and movies big shocker, I know! I have a great deal of admiration for Dayna and Bob - their sense of adventure and ability to just pickup and go or be in completely unknown situations was really awe-inspiring to me, who likes to know everything beforehand, have all contingencies planned out, and is basically not the most spur-of-the-moment type person putting it lightly.
Bottom Line All in all, the book was quieter than I thought it would be, but worth the read.