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A memoir by the highest-ranking covert warrior to lift the veil of secrecy and offer a glimpse into the shadow wars that America has fought since the Vietnam Era.
Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution, his family fled their war-torn home for the hope of a better life in America. Fifty years later, the Cuban refugee retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Black Ops is the story of Ric's legendary career that spanned two eras, the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Operating in the shadows, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little-seen and virtually unknown war to keep USA safe from those who would do it harm.
After duty stations in Central, South America, and the Philippines, Black Ops follows Ric into the highest echelons of the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. In late 1995, he became Deputy Chief of Station and co-founding member of the Bin Laden Task Force. Three years later, after serving as head of Korean Operations, Ric took on one of the most dangerous missions of his career: re-establish a once-abandoned CIA station inside a hostile nation long since considered a front line of the fight against Islamic terrorism. He and his team carried out covert operations and developed assets that proved pivotal in the coming War on Terror.
A harrowing memoir of life in the shadowy world of assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries, Black Ops is a testament to the courage, creativity and dedication of the Agency's Special Activities Group and its elite shadow warriors.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution, his family fled their war-torn home for the hope of a better life in America. Fifty years later, the Cuban refugee retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Black Ops is the story of Ric's legendary career that spanned two eras, the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Operating in the shadows, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little-seen and virtually unknown war to keep USA safe from those who would do it harm.
After duty stations in Central, South America, and the Philippines, Black Ops follows Ric into the highest echelons of the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. In late 1995, he became Deputy Chief of Station and co-founding member of the Bin Laden Task Force. Three years later, after serving as head of Korean Operations, Ric took on one of the most dangerous missions of his career: re-establish a once-abandoned CIA station inside a hostile nation long since considered a front line of the fight against Islamic terrorism. He and his team carried out covert operations and developed assets that proved pivotal in the coming War on Terror.
A harrowing memoir of life in the shadowy world of assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries, Black Ops is a testament to the courage, creativity and dedication of the Agency's Special Activities Group and its elite shadow warriors.
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Table of Contents
PROLOGUE
PART I:
CHAPTER ONE: Cuban Sunset
CHAPTER TWO: The Silver Spurs
CHAPTER THREE: American Origins
CHAPTER FOUR: Starting from the Bottom
CHAPTER FIVE: Embracing and Escaping the Street
PART II:
CHAPTER SIX: Running Through the Shade
CHAPTER SEVEN: Agency Man
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Much-Maligned Patriots
CHAPTER NINE: On the Spearhead of the Reagan Doctrine
CHAPTER TEN: Friends in Low Places
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Barracudas
CHAPTER TWELVE: Risks and Rewards
PART III:
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Living in Yellow
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Washington Two Step
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Swimming Up The Chain
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Exploiting the Chain
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Sparrows
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Afternoon of Darkness
CHAPTER NINETEEN: A Stranger's Loyalty
CHAPTER TWENTY: The Outcast Kingdom
PART IV:
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: The Jihad Factory
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: The Godfather of Terror
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: The Meat Eater's Shangri-La
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: Tombstone Rules
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: Headquarters Station
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: The Last Normal Morning
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: The Payback Begins
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: The New Initiative
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: Construct
CHAPTER THIRTY: Crystal Marbles
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: Not Nine to Five Material
POSTSCRIPT: The Forty Year Brief
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS