A former CIA babe ruffles fake feathers with a new book.
A former CIA officer who says she spent years under deep cover has written what appears to be one of the most revealing memoirs ever put to paper by an American intelligence operative — a book so intriguing that Apple bought the television rights even before its October publication date.
But the book, “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” by Amaryllis Fox, has become embroiled in dual controversies.
Some former CIA officers who have learned about its contents are questioning its veracity, saying key details don’t ring true. Some are casting doubt on the book’s climactic scene, Fox’s recounting of a dramatic solo meeting she says she had in Karachi, Pakistan, with al Qaeda-linked extremists.
And, in an extraordinary move, Fox submitted her memoir to publisher Knopf Doubleday without getting approval from the CIA’s Publication Review Board, in violation of the nondisclosure agreement every agency officer signs, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the matter. That agreement says the CIA must review anything a former officer writes about intelligence matters to insure that she is not revealing secrets or endangering lives.
Not to worry. I have reviewed this matter with Tom Ironsides. He said, referring to Fox as “Foxy A,” that there’s nothing dangerous in her book (and that any allegations of romantic liaisons with him are utterly false, unless otherwise). “A lot of lies were told. Some of them were even true,” he said. It seems not all things NCS are equal. “She learned to shoot at Peary. That’s so cute. Speaking of cute … she [REDACTED…..],” Ironsides added, pouring another Scotch.
Rest assured, the TeeVee (and movie) rights to the Ironsides saga will not be sold to Apple or any other mainstream outlet – barring substantial payment.*
*I’m open to the higher eight-figure range, guys, with some included editorial oversight. We’ll chat…