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Duane De Mello

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in Oakland, California, The United States


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I am a writer, educator, businessperson and former Central Intelligence Agency senior operations officer. After receiving a master's degree at Stanford University, I wrote my first non-fiction book, "The McCarthy Era: 1950-1954 - Was American Society Threatened?" while teaching high school in Cupertino, California. Following two tours of duty in Vietnam as a U.S. Army military intelligence adviser, I stayed on in Asia for two decades as a businessperson in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan. Returning to the U.S. and managing a laser and sensor manufacturing company in Los Angeles, I subsequently accepted a position as an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. This enabled me to return to work overseas, primarily in the Mi ...more

Four Star Clarion Review - Under the Cover of Darkness

ForeWord Clarion Review

FICTION -- Under the Cover of Darkness
Duane De Mello

Four Stars (out of Five)

If you've ever suspected that the CIA sanctions assassinations of heads of state, Under the Cover of Darkness offers convincing confirmation.

"The powers that be at the Agency, up on the 7th floor at Langley, have been given a new set of marching orders from the White Ho Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 09, 2011 15:41
Average rating: 4.3 · 10 ratings · 4 reviews · 3 distinct works
The Wave of the Future

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2010
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The McCarthy Era: 1950-1954...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1968
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Under the Cover of Darkness

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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