Plunk! You have woke up in a war zone! Just a few days ago you were a pink-clad USC sorority girl. Now you are in an unnamed desert madhouse working as the most Unexpected Spy.
Get a bird’s eye view of what it’s like to be one of only three women in a US military base where your job is interrogation of foreign suspects. How thrilling!
The book contains spaces where the CIA has redacted some sections for national security. I enjoyed trying to fill in “blanks”. A desert country with IEDs and museum lootings? Only one choice—Iraq. Name of the American forces bar? That one’s harder knowing the military’s penchant for irony. The contrast between working for the CIA and the FBI is striking and not known outside of those agencies. Overall, reading Tracy’s story was entertaining and enlightening. Plus soon the Unexpected Spy will on ABC television. 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.