What Really Happened at CIA Black Sites

by Phil Mudd

Phil Mudd wrote the book on CIA Black Sites.  Relying on his access and ability to convince former CIA Officers to talk about their experiences working at black sites, Mudd delivers an insider look...

Author Alex Finley Dishes on Life as a Spy

by Alex Finley

Alex Finley worked for CIA’s Directorate of Operations for about six years in the early 2000s.  Her roles took her to places like West Africa and Europe and also allowed for some time at...

Daniel Silva's New Girl

by Daniel Silva

Editors note: Daniel Silva is one of America’s most prolific and popular novelists.  His latest book, The New Girl, is officially out today, July16th. Look for a full review of the book in The...

Life as a Female CIA Targeting Officer

by Nada Bakos

[ED NOTE from Cipher Brief CEO Suzanne Kelly: I met Nada Bakos, the author of The Targeter:  My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, nearly a decade ago.  We had a...

So You Think You've Got a Book in You?

by Bruce Nichols

Under/Cover is constantly probing for insights that will help readers (and writers) understand how to gauge demand, and how to know if that story they have burning inside of them, is actually a...

The Moral Future of the Internet

by Joseph Menn

Investigative journalist Joseph Menn, author of the recently released Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World has a history of writing books to explain the...

A Rapp Sheet Worth Writing About

by Bill Rapp

Bill Rapp’s real story is just as interesting as the ones he makes up. The former CIA Analyst began working in West Germany back when the country was still divided after World War II.  He also...

So You Think You Have a Book in You?

by The Cipher Brief

Under/Cover is constantly probing for insights that will help readers (and writers) understand how to gauge demand, and how to know if that story they have burning inside of them, is actually a book...

Why the U.S. is Losing the War on Extremism

by Farah Pandith

Extremist organizations are successfully preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials in order to add to their ranks, according a new book published by Cipher Brief Expert...

Part Two: On Becoming Brad Meltzer

by Brad Meltzer

Thriller writer Brad Meltzer has written 32 books.  Most of them are children’s books, many are thrillers, 2 are ‘How-To’ books, 1 is a TV book and his latest, is the non-fiction, First...