H.K. Roy

Appearing Courtesy of Linda & Rick Hanson

"Are you a CIA agent?" H.K. Roy has gotten that question a lot over the years. His response is always the same: "If I am, no one told me." It's the perfect cover story, if you think about it. In fact, he was a staff CIA operations officer (aka case officer) for 13 years, serving in Latin America and the former Yugoslavia. Since resigning from CIA, he has continued to support the global national security mission in Iraq, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. He has published articles on intelligence operations in World & I Magazine, the Foreign Service Journal and CIA's Studies in Intelligence. His upcoming book is titled "American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA." Roy holds a law degree from George Washington University and is fluent in multiple languages.

Roy is an active supporter of Spookstock, an annual battle of the bands fundraiser for the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Spookstock is a private, invitation-only and senior executive-only event, with no press or PR. Beneficiaries of Spookstock are the children of fallen warriors. Dozens of new beneficiaries are added to the list each year.

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American Spy: Wry Reflections on My Life in the CIA
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Prometheus Books
September 2019
ISBN 9781633885882
320 pages
$25.00, INSTORE
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"In a series of lively vignettes, a former CIA operations officer reflects on his life as a spy, covert ops, war zones, and the importance of intelligence for national security"--

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