Blowback, by Valerie Plame Wilson and Sarah Lovett, Hardcover and Ebook, 325 pages.

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Former CIA Operative Valerie Plame On Her New Book, 'Blowback'

October 17, 2013

The Central Intelligence Agency is supposed to be synonymous with secrecy. But that shroud was shed in 2003, when CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was blown in a newspaper column.

Plame went from secret agent to household name. The fallout was swift and severe. Investigations were launched, a journalist was jailed, and Plame’s CIA career was over.

In the decade since then, she’s has published two books.  The first, a memoir. And this month, she’s out with a novel titled Blowback, a spy thriller about, what else, a female CIA operative.

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