Satan's Spy
Satan's Spy

Satan's Spy


207 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

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Publication Date: January 2015

ISBN 9781495608742

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We first meet Steve Church on a business trip in Bahrain where terrorists attempt to take over the hotel where he is staying. Using prior CIA training and tradecraft, Steve is able to blunt the attack until the police arrive. On the same day, the Director of the National Clandestine Service at the CIA calls to tell him that she wants to see him urgently. Steve, not knowing the nature of her interest, is conflicted. He is not wild about getting involved again with an overly bureaucratic CIA, and he knows that another CIA assignment would kill his relationship with his live-in girl friend Kella, a former French intelligence officer. Nevertheless, without being an adrenalin junky, he prefers the excitement of the CIA to working for West Gate, a defense contractor, where he is a fast tracker. Initially astonished and dejected that Steve will again risk his life to obtain information that policy makers will ignore, Kella is unable to change Steve's mind. Not willing to break off the relationship, Kella executes a mental somersault and recruits herself to go with Steve as his communicator.Meanwhile in Iran, the man who will become Steve's nemesis, Ali Mousavi, captures, interrogates and executes a scientist suspected of working for the CIA, the Great Satan's spy agency. He also orders a young American with uncertain loyalties, to Tehran from his home in California to work on a special project. Although Steve's father Marshall is now semi-retired from the CIA (does a spy ever retire?), he recruits an Iranian intelligence operative on a secret mission to the United States. Without a permanent presence in Iran, the CIA turns to Steve to handle the new agent (XYSENTINEL) in Tehran. Under business cover, Steve and Kella take over the case in Tehran. Their initial goal is to collect intelligence on Iran's nuclear plans and capabilities. Instead, they learn that Iran is preparing a massive cyber attack against the United States. Iran's theocracy, humiliated by the American Navy's control of the Persian Gulf, feels that anonymous cyber warfare is the card to play to force the Great Satan' to withdraw from the region. From the start, external factors begin to trump Steve's clandestine tradecraft. At stake is the future of the Middle East, the health of America's economy, and the lives of Steve and Kella. Today's headlines will take on an entirely new meaning after you read Satan's Spy.

Author Biography

During his lengthy career with the Central Intelligence Agency, André Le Gallo weathered several coups (Algeria, Morocco, and Mali), a war (Laos) and a revolution (Iran), and he served in the Congo, Romania, Israel, and Belgium. As a result, he has been mentioned in many books about the CIA, he has spoken extensively – most recently in the Distinguished Speaker Program of the National Counter Terrorism Center in Virginia – and he has written articles for such venues as the Intelligence and Counter Intelligence Journal, The Intelligencer, The Forensic Examiner, Studies in Intelligence and United Press International.He is the author of The Caliphate, a novel published in 2010, and Satan’s Spy, published in 2011, both of which draw on his experiences with the agency.Mr. Le Gallo served as Chief of Station in four countries, and held senior positions in the Directorate of Operations’ Near East, Latin America, and West Europe divisions, and well as on the staff of the CIA Inspector General. He was National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism on the National Intelligence Council, the one-stop counterterrorism shop for the Director of Central Intelligence.Later, as Vice President for Corporate Security for Enron, he initiated global programs to protect corporate assets, introduced competitive intelligence methods, and established crisis-management structures.Following his government and business careers, he consulted privately for the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution and spoke at numerous universities across the country. He is active in philanthropy for the benefit of wounded veterans.Mr. Le Gallo holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University and a master’s from the National War College. He also attended the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (Middle Eastern and Arabic studies), the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and Thunderbird University in Phoenix, Arizona.Born in France, Mr. Le Gallo served in the U.S. Army. He has used Romanian professionally and has studied Lao, Spanish, and Arabic. He served as an Infantry and Intelligence officer in the United States Army. He and his wife Cathy have two daughters; their son is deceased.