John Kiriakouis a senior staff member in the United States Senate. He served in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1990 to 2004, first as an analyst and later as a counterterrorism operations officer. He was later named the executive assistant to the CIA's Associate Deputy Director for Operations, in which capacity he was intimately involved in planning the Iraq War. His op-eds on the Middle East and Afghanistan have appeared in more than eighty newspapers in dozens of countries.
"The true life story of a US spy on the frontlines of the war on
terror, and what that meant for both his personal and professional
life. "The Reluctant Spy" is a gripping page turner that reads
better than fiction. A great read about the murky world of American
espionage."--Peter Bergen author of "Holy War, Inc." and "Inside
the Secret World of Osama bin Laden
""Kiriakou cracks open the CIA's vault, revealing an unusually human inside account of what goes on inside. A vivid picture of the tradeoffs facing America in the post 9/11 world."--Jane Mayer, staff writer, "The New Yorker Magazine" and author of "The Dark Side: How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals