He was known inside the CIA as one of the best operatives working the Middle East—a man who'd been "in the life" so long that his friends and his own family had nearly all been sacrificed to his duty. She was an up-and-comer—a young Agency talent who was determined to make it as a spy, learning to handle weapons and explosives while her marriage crumbled. When Robert and Dayna were sent on a mission together, the last thing either of these jaded operatives expected was to fall in love. This is the story of their unlikely romance and their attempt to leave their clandestine world behind, and at the same time a revealing examination of how the intelligence game actually works and the personal compromises it demands.
"Provides a spot-on and compelling portrait of real life inside the CIA; the periods of boredom and frustration loudly punctuated by fast-moving and sometimes frightening, sometimes amusing intelligence operations. Bob and Dayna Baer are the real deal and they beautifully capture the murky world they lived and worked in for years."—Valerie Plame Wilson