Thomas F. Murphy (author)

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Thomas F. (Francis) Murphy (born 1939)[1] is an American author who only began writing after he retired from the CIA in 1992.[2] He served in the Dominican Republic (1967), Brazil (1973-1975), and Hungary (1977-1979).[3]

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."[4] The locale and characters of the novel reflect the author's assignments in Brazil and Hungary.


  1. ^ "MURPHY THOMAS FRANCIS (b. 1939)". NameBase. Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Wes Britton's SpyWise". Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
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