Thomas F. Murphy (author)
Thomas F. (Francis) Murphy (born 1939) is an American author who only began writing after he retired from the CIA in 1992. He served in the Dominican Republic (1967), Brazil (1973-1975), and Hungary (1977-1979).
His novel Edge of Allegiance is considered "insider" spy fiction. The novel is the fictional postmortem of a failed Cold-War HUMINT operation that the author calls the Bagatelle case. The cut line for the novel is "a twisting slide down the espionage rabbit-hole with a plot as intricately wired as a Cold War missile." The locale and characters of the novel reflect the author's assignments in Brazil and Hungary.
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