information about CIA agents

by Anu
(Chennai,India)

Question: I want to know as what would be the things that I need to learn about CIA agents. My story is about a CIA agent who loves writing and eventually ends up writing a book about his life with another CIA agent Alana. so in this story he acts as a narrator who explains all the happenings in his life, his love life and also about the brave acts of his lady love. He also confesses the point that he become a CIA agent thinking that he might have an adventurous life as that shown in James Bond movies. But then the fact was just the reverse. So in order to continue explaining the happenings I need to know more about CIA agents.

As I'm not a U.S. citizen it makes it worse that I know nothing about CIA agents. Please help me to learn more about them. Please help.

Answer: You might start by making a trip to the library. There have been many former CIA agents over the years who have written true accounts of their experiences, and many journalists who have written non-fiction books about espionage based on interviews with former agents. A reference librarian should be able to help you.

You want to know as much about the subject as possible, not only because it will add to your book's authenticity but also because your research will give you new ideas for your story.

However, I can't help thinking that India must have its own intelligence service which there have been relatively few books written about. If you are able to speak to current or former agents in your own country about their work, you might find inspiration for a truly original work.

That may seem like a daunting task if you are just starting out, but you never know until you try.

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Mar 26, 2013
Thanks a lot
by: Anu

Thank you is all that I can say. I will start today. I will search and I'm gonna pursue it.

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