The Master of Disguise

By Mendez, Antonio J. & Hill, Dick

Publishers Summary:
Tony Mendez led two lives. To his friends, he was a soft-spoken, nondescript bureaucrat working for the Department of Defense. To the leaders of the CIA, he was their master of disguise - an undisputed genius who could create an entirely new identity for anybody, anywhere, anytime. Combining the cunning tricks of a magician with the analytical insight of a psychologist, Mendez helped hundreds of people escape potentially fatal situations.From "Wild West" adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow, Mendez was there. He earned the CIA's Intelligence Star of Valor for his role in engineering the escape of six Americans from Tehran in 1980. On the fiftieth anniversary of the CIA, he was named one of the fifty all-time stars of the spy trade, honored with the Trailblazer Award, and granted exclusive permission to tell his fascinating story - all of it.Here he gives us a privileged look at what really happens in the field and behind closed doors at the highest level of international espionage: some of it is shocking, frightening, and wildly inventive - all of it is unforgettable.

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ISBN
978-1-56740-709-9
Publisher
Brilliance Audio


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Reviewed on August 1, 2000

On the 50th anniversary of the CIA, author Mendez was named one of the 50 all-time stars of the spy trade. He has an exceptional ability to conjure up an entirely new identity for anyone anywhere. Although he bega...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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