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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- Mr. Murphy completed the Russian language program at the U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, California in 1963. He has diplomas from the Institute for East European Studies of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and the Alliance Francaise in Paris, France. He received his undergraduate degree from La Salle College, worked briefly for IBM and in 1967 joined the Central Intelligence Agency. During his 25 year career, he served in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America (never in Santo Domingo). He was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. He was promoted to the Senior Intelligence Service in 1988. He retired in 1992.
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