From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.
Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from “Wild West” adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escape of six Americans from a hostage situation in revolutionary Tehran, Iran. This extraordinary operation inspired the movie Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
The Master of Disguise gives us a privileged look at what really happens at the highest levels of international espionage: in the field, undercover, and behind closed doors.
About the Author
Antonio J. Mendez served in the CIA for twenty-five years and is a recipient of the Intelligence Star for Valor for the Argo operation. He is coauthor of "Spy Dust" and the "New York Times" bestseller "Argo".
Malcolm McConnell is the coauthor of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "American Soldier" with Tommy Franks and "My Year" in Iraq with L. Paul Bremer III.