Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me
Conversations With A Masked Man is part biography, part running dialogue between a scribe and a spy. John Hadden was a patriot who represented his country working in the Office of Strategic Services to the Central Intelligence Agency, spanning the early 1940s until 1972. His life was marked with patriotic service to his country, yet frequent relocation of his family and infrequent stability in their domestic existence. His service ran the gamut of post German intelligence collection to Chief of Station in Tel Aviv, Israel. His intelligence career had parallels with his own father who worked on the Manhattan Project…Both men would be deeply affected by their experiences in espionage. John Hadden Sr. would work with the best and brightest, the famous and infamous of the intelligence establishment and live to tell the tale to his son, yet he wouldn’t emerge unscathed.
Conversations with a Masked Man is a spy story with great heart and soul. The dialogue between John Hadden Sr. and son is heartening, maddening, funny and cautionary… Hadden Sr’s tale isn’t without caution, comparing his work to the covert indiscretions in later years. Hadden Sr. is proud of his work, yet is aware of the tolls it took on his family and friends. A spy story with soul is never often told…But this is one that is worth being hold.