A MASTER CLASS IN SPYCRAFT FROM ONE OF ITS GREATEST PRACTITIONERS
Jack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he oversaw the effort to run down Pablo Escobar in Colombia. Devine served America's interests for more than thirty years in a wide range of covert operations, ultimately overseeing the Directorate of Operations, a CIA component that watches over thousands of American covert operatives worldwide.
" Good Hunting" is his guide to the art of spycraft, told with great wit, candor, and commonsense wisdom. Caricatured by Hollywood, lionized by the right, and pilloried by the left, the CIA remains one of the least understood instruments of the United States government. Devine knows more than almost anyone about the CIA's vital importance as a tool of American statecraft. In wonderfully readable prose, "Good Hunting" aims to set the record straight. This is a revelatory inside look at an organization whose history has not been given its real due.
About the Author
Jack Devine is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency who, at the pinnacle of his career, served as the CIA s top spymaster head of the CIA s foreign operations, in which capacity he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. He is also president and founding partner of the Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm. He lives in New York City with his wife.
Jack O'Connell (1921-2010) served as CIA station chief in Amman, Jordan, from 1963 to 1971 and was King Hussein's most trusted American adviser. He then became the king's attorney and diplomatic counselor in Washington for three decades.