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The Company We Keep

by Bill Hayes

What is the life of a spy like? Robert Baer and Dayna Baer met in the CIA, as agents overseas. In alternating chapters, they tell their story as spies in The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story.

From the New York Times Book Review:

Journalists, businesspeople and aid workers based abroad regularly interact with the local population. But spies fear that too much contact could blow their cover. Each day, they survey the populace for people willing to betray their nation for money. The result is a dark, isolated and cynical existence. “We suck the lifeblood out of our sources, pillage our contacts,” Bob writes. “Every arrangement has a twist; every favor comes with an I.O.U.” [more]

Below they talk about the book.