Verne Lyon is an Aerospace engineer, a private pilot with
numerous achievement certificates from the FAA, a certified open
water SCUBA diver, and former operative of the Central Intelligence
Agency. He helped found and direct the Association of Responsible
Dissent and the Association of National Security Alumni, both
entities made up of former national security agents and officers.
He lives in Johnston, Iowa.
Philip Zwerling, is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of three books and numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
An extraordinary autobiography of a disastrous relationship between
the CIA and the operative they recruited and betrayed. This heart
wrenching tale deserves to be read."" - David MacMichael, Former
USMC Captain and former CIA analyst
""Deeply knowledgeable about America's dark side, Verne Lyon stayed true to his oath of office: to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."" - J. Michael Springmann, former U.S. Diplomat in the Reagan and Bush administrations, author of Visas for Al Qaeda
""What happened to Verne Lyon is a true American horror story, one of the CIA's most pitiful episodes and one that deserves to be told."" - Jack Ryan, an FBI agent for 22 years
""A riveting story of how the CIA abuses its power and will do anything to anybody with impunity in order to get what it wants."" - Peter Janney, author of Mary's Mosaic
""Verne Lyon's story so shocked me that I hoped he would one day make it public."" - Yuri Totrov, former KGB counter intelligence officer
""Verne Lyon is passionate about speaking truth to power. This book is of historical value."" - James Everett, former CIA Case Officer and author of The Making and Breaking of an American Spy.