The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. But if his career was all that a spy might aspire to, his personal life was a brutal illustration of everything a spy is asked to sacrifice.

Dayna Williamson thought of herself as just an ordinary California girl. But she was always looking to get closer to the edge. When she joined the CIA, she was initially tasked with Agency background checks, but she quickly distinguished herself as someone who could thrive in the field. Tapped to serve in some of the world's most dangerous places, she discovered an inner strength and resourcefulness she'd never known-but she also came to see that the spy life exacts a heavy toll.

When Bob and Dayna met on a mission in Sarajevo, it wasn't love at first sight. But there was something there, a spark. And as the danger escalated and their affection for each other grew, they realized it was time to leave "the Company," to somehow rediscover the people they'd once been. As worldly as they both were, the couple didn't realize at first that turning in their Agency ID cards would not be enough to put their covert past behind.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2011
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780307878489
Branch Call Number: CDA 327.1273 BAE
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Baer, Dayna
McGonagle, Richard


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Nov 09, 2015

I liked it. Good readers, interesting info on CIA & the less than spectacular spy stuff. Better than a lot of 'spy novels' on the shelves.

Apr 14, 2012

I found this fascinating, and even went to look them up on the internet afterwards. (I was especially interested in their child.)

Booktraveler Jun 18, 2011

The system seems to have lost my comment on this book. Anyway the book was OK and basically held my interest but I wouldn't recommend it to others. The most interesting part was getting a picture of what life as a CIA operative in other countries is like. Dayna's sections are generally more interesting than Bob's.

MadReads May 21, 2011

Eh. It was alright but it wasn't the inside scoop on the CIA or the life of a spy that I thought it would be. Either that, or being a spy just isn't that exciting. Also, it was a little hard to follow. It seemed to jump too much from place to place. How did we get to Kabul? I thought we were in Malawi? Although, it was neat to read about Dayna's CIA training on "the farm."

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