Jason Matthews is the real deal. As an Operations Officer in the CIA, his brief was simple: steal secrets from the opposition and protect his own. Over a thirty-three-year career, Matthews served in multiple overseas locations, specializing in denied-areas operations and national security. He conducted agent recruitment in key counter-proliferation regions, including the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. As a retired chief in various CIA stations, there are few people on the planet better positioned to write about the thrilling world of espionage, intelligence and counter-terrorism.