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The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story

por Dayna Baer

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This is a real-life Mr. and Mrs. Smith - a portrait by CIA operative and bestselling author Robert Baer and his CIA "shooter" wife, Dayna, of living as a CIA couple. The Baers describe what happens when you try to leave "The Company" and learn that, try as you might, it's hard to break free of the rogues, mobsters, and clandestine warriors who've become your best friends and worst enemies.… (mais)
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Título:The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story
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Just started but totally likeable couple. Goes from one vignette to another by one then the other. Real; crazy; spying. ( )
  tmph | Sep 13, 2020 |
The book is really weird. I was under the impression it was a book about their life in the CIA, and in some ways it was. Both Baers are married to different people when the book begins, and it follows each of their careers with (mostly) alternating chapters with their viewpoints. The reader is dropped into Robert's story in the middle (ish) and Dayna's from a relatively new perspective.

We follow their adventures, from her training to his time in the Middle East. We see the missions they undertake, the type of people they meet (and follow and observe) as well as the snippets of some of their colleagues.

I found the alternating style really jarring. I understood they didn't meet until they were well into adulthood (vs. right out of college or a few years after college, etc.) and that they each had their own careers. But the back of the book seemed to make me think the book was more about their lives together. And even though the writing is compelling, I felt it was still rather distant somehow. Part of it is obviously to obscure their missions and hide the identities of the people they met/worked with. But something about the writing style definitely started to lose me after a while.

Then the book shifts to their departure from the CIA and their adventure to adopt a child. Snippets of their lives get mentions here and there--Robert's previous wife and their children (especially the youngest) as well as Dayna's former husband, who gets a few mentions here and there. I found it a little strange they would want to adopt a child after the work at the CIA, and couldn't help but feel sad at Robert's acknowledgement that his relationship with his children from his previous marriage is at best rather distant.

While interesting, I thought their relating the adoption story didn't really fit with the rest of their tale, although I understand that it was part of their relationship. Overall I liked the idea and found it an interesting read, but upon finishing it I felt disappointed. If you are into spy thrillers or are curious about intelligence work then it's an interesting read. But I'd recommend a reader try the library or bargain bin. ( )
  HoldMyBook | Feb 11, 2018 |
I enjoy books about real-life spy craft, Bob Baer's memoir "See No Evil," being one of my favorites. And three-quarters of this book offer similar offers similar stories. Real spy-life is not James Bond. It can be just as dangerous, but more because the spy is working in a menacing theater of operations rather than up against specially identifiable villains and their henchmen. On the other hand, a couple of stories here reveal that real life for the spy also involves things like dealing with one's family relations, including a mother who comes to visit while the spy is on duty!

Because of my interests, the book lost momentum once our spies, Bob and Dayna, retire and marry. The last part of the book is about their efforts adopting a baby from Pakistan. Very meaningful to them, of course, but for this reader, not a story that held the same power. ( )
  kvrfan | Aug 19, 2016 |
I'm a sucker for a good true spy novel. I love the female perspective of the spy world. This book tells two stories in 1 book. You have his side and his undercover world. Her side and her undercover world. Then the two collide!

It had to be hard to live a life, not be able to talk to your spouse about everything but what your doing. I see why affairs and marriages are ruined by this life.

I really enjoyed this book. It was very insightful into what hell our CIA is put through. ( )
  cbilbo | Apr 8, 2014 |
I'm a sucker for a good true spy novel. I love the female perspective of the spy world. This book tells two stories in 1 book. You have his side and his undercover world. Her side and her undercover world. Then the two collide!

It had to be hard to live a life, not be able to talk to your spouse about everything but what your doing. I see why affairs and marriages are ruined by this life.

I really enjoyed this book. It was very insightful into what hell our CIA is put through. ( )
  cbilbo | Apr 8, 2014 |
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This is a real-life Mr. and Mrs. Smith - a portrait by CIA operative and bestselling author Robert Baer and his CIA "shooter" wife, Dayna, of living as a CIA couple. The Baers describe what happens when you try to leave "The Company" and learn that, try as you might, it's hard to break free of the rogues, mobsters, and clandestine warriors who've become your best friends and worst enemies.

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