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.
Praise for Good Hunting
“An entertaining chronicle of [Devine's] decades at the agency and a persuasive case for its continued relevance.” —The Washington Post
“Well written and engaging, studded with insights and opinions that are thoughtful.” —The Boston Globe
“A refresher course on the breadth of America's covert campaigns against the spread of Soviet influence and ideology . . . Mr. Devine's remarkable thirty-two-year career is a microcosm of the secret thrust and counterthrust that defined those years.” —The Wall Street Journal
“A spine-tingling, utterly compelling book.” —Houston Chronicle-