Americans love spy movies, the action, the killing, the sex. But what is life really like as an American spy living overseas undercover? Who knows you are a spy? How do you recruit and run secret agents inside a foreign government? How covert is covert action? What can you tell your spouse? Your children? All the stories Bruce tells come from personal experience. They are true but appropriately declassified. Some are scary, some funny, some unbelievable but all should be thought-provoking.

Bruce Held served as CIA Chief of Station in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well Special Assistant to CIA Director George Tenet. During the Obama Administration, he served at the Department of Energy, first as Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and then as Associate Deputy Secretary and Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security with responsibility for the nuclear weapons complex including Los Alamos and Sandia.