Good Hunting An American Spymaster's Story

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/28/2015
  • Publisher: Picador

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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.

Author Biography

<p><b>JACK DEVINE</b> is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is also a founding partner and the president of the Arkin Group, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, and more. He lives in New York City with his wife, Pat.</p><p>

Table of Contents



1. Inside the Invisible Government

2. Mules, Pickup Trucks, and Stinger Missiles

3. "Your Friend Called from the Airport"

4. "We Need to Polygraph Him"

5. "Jack, This Changes It All, Doesn't It?"

6. Do I Lie to the Pope, or Break Cover?

7. Selling the Linear Strategy, One Lunch at a Time

8. Jousting with the Soviets: When I Knew It Was Over

9. A New Boss, a Bad Penny, and a Principled Heroin Dissent

10. The Rooster and the Train

11. Raising the Bar

12. Undisclosed

13. Splitting a Steak

14. Good Hunting


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