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Melissa Boyle Mahle

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I am an author of children's books and intelligence non-fiction. My writing draws upon my past career as a US intelligence officer and expert on the Middle East and terrorism. My professional experience involved me in US intelligence operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.

I invite you to visit my websites, www.spygirlspress.com and www.facebook.com/spygirlspress (for children's books) or www.melissaboylemahle.com (for adult non-fiction books).

I was one of a handful of female operations officers fluent in Arabic at the CIA. In a male-dominated culture of the CIA, I carved out a career as a successful operations officer, demonstrating by deed that women can make important contributions. I also sought to balance my pro
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My newest book, Operation Undercover, is out and I am doing a Goodreads giveaway.

This is an action/adventure story that wannabe spies will love. Packed with real spy tips, suspicious characters and twists and turns, all is definitely not as it seems.

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Description: Eleven-year old Anatolia Steppe arrives in Petra and finds her mother missing. But that’s not unusual. Her mom’s an archaeologist who often disappears into the wild—places with no indoor plumbing or connection to the Internet. An odd encounter with a ministry official offering protection sends Ana into the confusing maze of streets as she decides to find her mother herself. Instead she encounters an antiquities collector who ends up dead, a fortuneteller who knows too much, and a key to what is lost. Ana begins to suspect the secret package from her mother she carries wrapped in muslin is much more than just a clue to an ancient Nabatean treasure, the fabled Horde of the Golden Girdle. In a world where djinn play mean tricks and someone’s always watching, Ana finds a friend in a boy named Gordy. Together they track tomb robbers, uncover a spy, and discover much more than gold and silver. A surprising twist may even prove to be the end for Ana, as she discovers no one is who they appear to be.

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