The Espionage Dictionary (the Anonymous Spy Series) - Anonymous Spy

The Espionage Dictionary (the Anonymous Spy Series)

By Anonymous Spy

  • Release Date: 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events


A glossary of espionage terms as well examples of their usage. A useful tool for those interested in pursuing intelligence work or writers, actors, and other artists searching to realistically portray the spy trade in their craft.


Forget what you see in movies. Don’t fall for over-the-top chase scenes and explosions. If you want to know what it’s really like to live and breathe the life of a CIA spy, then peek into the pages of The Anonymous Spy Series – a comprehensive resource of materials for anyone interested in the trade of spycraft.

The series covers:
- spy terms with definitions and sample sentences that demonstrate how the terms are really used in documents and in speech
- a comprehensive resource of CIA recruitment and training
- a detailed account of a spy’s day to day life
- first-person insight into how a life of espionage affects a spy’s personal life
- many more unexpected insights into the life of a spy.

A perfect addition to any military intelligence library. The perfect Cold War companion to Allen W. Dulles’s The Craft of Intelligence.

The books may be read in conjunction or enjoyed alone.

Other books in The Anonymous Spy series...

A basic guide of CIA recruitment, training, and employment from the point of view of a Non-Official Cover case officer. Ideal for those interested in pursuing intelligence work or writers, actors, and other artists searching to realistically portray the spy trade in their craft.

Accounts of the daily life of an Official Cover case offer and a Non-Official Cover case officer. Also contains thirteen first-person anecdotes from an overseas non-official cover case officer’s career.

Nonfiction materials in The Anonymous Spy series have been submitted to the Central Intelligence Agency’s editorial review board for censoring. After five years of revisions and seventy pages of content rejected as “too factual and detailed as to how the CIA actually works” in the field, the remaining materials stand as a comprehensive guide to American spy craft without compromising the modus operandi of the CIA case officer in the field.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to the companies and individuals who risk their reputations, fortunes, and lives to provide a selfless service to this country. This series is dedicated to those heroes on the CIA’s Wall of Honor who made the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us can live in the freedom we sometimes take for granted.


The Anonymous Spy joined the CIA as a very expendable GS-8 paramilitary case officer after having served as a US Army Intelligence Officer on loan to the Company to work on the infamous Phoenix Program in Vietnam. As a PM case officer, he served two tours in Vietnam, after which he was selected to become a deep-cover Non-Official Cover case officer, a position he held for nearly twenty years. Prior to that assignment, he served one tour at CIA headquarters as a desk “bureaucrat” operations officer planning his own first NOC tour overseas. Rising in the ranks to become a senior level GS-17, the Anonymous Spy has had a taste of almost every area and level of duty the CIA has to offer. Now retired, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and hunting and lives a somewhat reclusive life.