My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me About What's Worth Fighting For
The CIA looks for walking contradictions – Michele Rigby Assad is one of those people.
Recruiters seek people who can keep a secret, yet pull classified information out of others; who love their country, but are willing to leave it behind to head into dangerous places; who live double lives, but can be trusted with some of the nation’s most highly sensitive tasks. Michele Rigby Assad was one of those people.
As a CIA agent, Michele soon found that working undercover was an all-encompassing job. The threats were real. The mission was a perilous one. Trained as a counterterrorism expert, Michele spent over a decade in the agency – a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet, secretly serving in those treacherous areas of the Middle East. But deep inside, Michele wondered: Could she really do this job? Was she in the right place at the right tim, or had she misunderstood what she though was God’s calling on her life? Did she have what it would take to survive? The answer came when Michele faced a life-or-death choice – one that had secretly been the plan for her all along.