Book Review: Survive Like a Spy

Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too by Jason Hanson

Survive Like a Spy

Former CIA agent Jason Hanson’s retelling of how spies handle assets and use various spy craft tools, coupled with advice about how the rest of us might use these techniques could have made for an interesting read—and it almost did.

I wanted to like this book.

The shameless insertions of author-owned websites and periodic touting of his first book pissed me off. These could have been addressed in the introduction and would have made me feel a whole lot less like an assault victim duped into reading a glorified advertisement.

To its credit, the graphic design editor deserves kudos for a the clever choice of font throughout which lends well to the visual impact of this book.

Rating: 1 out of 5.