Valerie Plame

Valerie Plame is the New York Times bestselling author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House. Her book has since been made into a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. As a covert CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame worked to protect America’s national security. Without warning in 2003, her secret status was revealed to several national journalists by White House and State Department officials. Since her covert identity was compromised, Plame has become a public advocate and respected authority on issues of national security, nuclear proliferation and politics.

Plame released her second book, Blowback, in October 2013; the fictional spy thriller follows Vanessa Pierson, a female covert operative who relies more upon her intellect than high-tech weaponry to gather intelligence. Patrick Anderson of The Washington Post called Blowback “a fine, fast-moving spy saga.” Burned, the next installment in the Vanessa Pierson spy series, is due for release in October.

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