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Life Undercover


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Following her CIA career in the field, AMARYLLIS FOX has covered current events and offered analysis for CNN, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and other global news outlets. She speaks at events and universities around the world on the topic of peacemaking. She is the cohost of History's TV series American Ripper and lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.


One of People Magazine's Best Books of Fall 2019

"Gripping...reads like a true-life thriller."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Genius... Fascinating...along with the cloak-and-dagger action, Fox writes movingly of trying to reconcile a career in espionage with family life... A look inside the CIA that the agency isn't ready for you to see... a great read."
--Washington Post

"Gripping...Life Undercover sets aside high-octane street chases and gunfights for an equally riveting narrative of compassion, revealing that the path to peace is through understanding the common humanity in us all."
--Paste Magazine

"A riveting account of the decade the author spent risking her life in the CIA's most clandestine unit."

"a timely, compelling story. As fellow citizens, we'd all do well to better understand what that vital work entails."
--LA Times

"Gripping... Fox masterfully conveys the exhilaration and loneliness of life undercover, and her memoir reads like a great espionage novel."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Extraordinary... [A] remarkable life...Fox engagingly-and transparently-describes her work as an undercover agent for the CIA."
--Kirkus Reviews

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