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Secret instructions written in invisible ink, covert communications slipped inside dead rats, subminiature cameras hidden in ballpoint pens: if these sound like the stuff of science fiction or imaginary tools of James Bond’s gadget-master Q’s trade, think again. They are real-life devices created by the CIA’s Office of Technical Service. Now, in the first book ever written about this ultra-secretive department, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to give listeners an unprecedented look at the devices and operations deemed “inappropriate for public disclosure” by the CIA just two years ago.

Spycraft tells amazing life-and-death stories about this little-known group, much of it never before revealed. Against the backdrop of some of America’s most critical periods in recent history—including the cold war, the Cuban missile crisis, and the war on terror—the authors show the real technical and human story of how the CIA carries out its missions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The authors persuasively argue that employing and defending against sophisticated digital technology is the primary challenge facing US intelligence in the twenty-first century. Their position invites challenge, but it cannot be dismissed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wallace’s work conveys the critical minutiae of clandestine activity, where one slipup can kill an agent, to spy buffs and CIA applicants alike.”

    Booklist

  • “This book is absolutely the best I’ve ever read about the CIA’s ‘spy-techs’…A must-read.”

    Pete Earley, author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy After the End of the Cold War

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