Christopher Turner

Christopher Turner

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Author and Retired CIA Operations Officer

Christopher Turner had a 25-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, during which he completed several sensitive assignments in the Far East, South Asia, and Europe. He is a recipient of the Intelligence Star, a rare commendation for valor under fire. Prior to his government service, Turner worked as an archaeologist in the US, Polynesia, and Southeast Asia.

Turner is the author of the nonfiction book “The CASSIA Spy Ring: A History of OSS’s Maier-Messner Group” (McFarland & Co., 2017), the historical espionage thriller “Where Vultures Gather” (Novel Truths, 2020), an illustrated and appended historical novel, “Lieutenant Barnaby’s Inflatable Air Force” (Novel Truths, 2020), and the forthcoming “Sunset in the Garden of Eden” (Novel Truths, 2021), a parable—illustrated with vintage photographs and maps—set in the physical and moral extremes of the Second World War.

Turner has lectured at the Austrian National Defense Academy (LVAk) and has been interviewed by the Austrian National Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) on intelligence and resistance activities during the Second World War.

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