“To Catch a Spy”, a book by Jim Olson, an Ex-CIA type person.

Last night, I watched a YouTube Video about an EX-CIA person. Not sure if you call them persons or Agents or Spies? I really liked the Video. And I’m thinking this Book should be read by all of us. I’ve been looking online for the cheapest one. But I never wanted to be a 🕵. But you might want to live in that World and be a Spy. I found the book on Amazon and EBay and other places. It’s even in audiobook.

But the Video done on a Series being put out under the below Title-

Around Texas With Chancellor John Sharp

Biggest CIA Recruiter working at A&M

This book I have not read but sounds like something to read-

From AMAZON site-


Product Description

How the US is losing the counterintelligence war and what the country should do to better protect our national security and trade secrets

The United States is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. In To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence, James M. Olson, former chief of CIA counterintelligence, offers a wake-up call for the American public and also a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. Olson takes the reader into the arcane world of counterintelligence as he lived it during his thirty-year career in the CIA. After an overview of what the Chinese, Russian, and Cuban spy services are doing to the United States, Olson explains the nitty-gritty of the principles and methods of counterintelligence. Readers will learn about specific aspects of counterintelligence such as running double-agent operations and surveillance. The book also analyzes twelve real-world case studies to illustrate why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds. A “lessons learned” section follows each case study.


“A five-cloak, five-dagger read for anyone interested in intelligence.” ― The Washington Times

“America is losing its secrets and technology to foreign intelligence services at an alarming rate. Our country’s need for good counterintelligence has never been greater. Jim Olson is the real deal, a veteran CIA spy who describes the challenges and provides a clear path for how to do a better job of protecting America. To Catch a Spy is a rare insider’s look into the world of spying. It will fascinate not only counterintelligence professionals, but also anyone interested in the murky world of espionage. Olson’s book is destined to become the standard reference on US counterintelligence.” ― Andrew H. Card, Jr. , Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush

“Olson has shared with us his accumulated wisdom, lessons learned, and roadmap for the future. To Catch a Spy is the new US counterintelligence standard. It is a must-read for serious professionals and anyone interested in the spy world. Olson has done a tremendous service, not only to our generation, but also to those of the next who choose to answer the call to join the counterintelligence battle.” ― Alex J. Vega IV, Joint Counterintelligence Training Activity, Defense Intelligence Agency, and former US Army Attaché, US Embassy, Moscow, Russia

“Olson is concise, clear, and helpful in his presentation. After concluding this book, you’ll know what a rich field of reading awaits you in the now understandable world of counterintelligence.” ― Decatur Daily

“This inspiring volume is rooted in the author’s vast experience in intelligence and counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency.” ― International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence, 01/16/20

About the Author

James M. Olson served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Currently, he is a professor of the practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A& M University. He is the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying.

There were plenty of things written about this book and it’s written by the real McCoy-a real Ex-Spy. And I’m gonna get a copy of it. Looks like all of 🇺🇸 needs to read this book. Sounds very interesting and I want my copy.