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About The Book

AN EX-SPY LIFTS THE LID ON LIFE IN THE SECRET SERVICE

In I Was Never Here, Andrew Kirsch spills the secrets of what life as an intelligence officer is really like—and dispels a few myths along the way. With humour, honesty, and candour, Kirsch shares his on-the-ground experience (or as much of it as he’s allowed to) of becoming a member of CSIS: from his vetting and training, to his initial desk job as a policy analyst, to his rise up the ranks leading covert special operations missions. If you’ve ever wondered whether spies can have real dating lives, how they handle family responsibilities, or how they come up with cover stories, you’re in luck.
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What People Are Saying

I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Amazing and insightful It is a really human down to Earth depiction for the life of a "Canadian spy".A must for any involved citizen our anyone thinking of joining CSIS.
Ariel Alexandre Brassard
2022-09-30
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Very good book Well written.
SAMUEL L.
2022-07-22
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Love this book Great book, informative and entertaining.
Khaled Elshamouty
2022-07-20
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Fun Book. Fun Book. Interesting viewpoint with great stories. Highly recommend without hesitation.
IW
2022-06-10
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Very honest and realistic account of life as a Canadian spy If you ever thought that life of a Canadian spy was both exciting and ‘polite’, this is your book. The author has me laughing throughout much of it. It’s a good read. Well worth it.
MonkeyLady
2022-04-20
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Excellent read Excellent read and an insightful very human look at CSIS
Michael
2022-04-18
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Great Insider Insight from Someone Who has Been There! Excellent read. There’s very little information available about the actual day to day operations of a CSIS Intelligence Officer, so this book is almost ground breaking. The author was careful not to give away any National Secrets but was able to capture many of the day to day challenges of identifying targets that are a High Risk to our country and then the tons of work and preparation for comprehensive surveillance operations. I also found the comments about their internal oversight and the efforts made to recruit informants very interesting as well. Great read for all Canadians.
Wil Tonowski
2022-04-07
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Great Read! Really interesting to see the human side of intelligence not just the hyped up sensationalized versions!
JFF1102
2022-03-08
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Great insight into Canadian Intellegence As an avid consumer of US-based intelligence fiction and non-fiction, I found this a compelling and readable memoir of a Canadian’s experience. The author’s storytelling captures the reader and the move from administrative work to the “action” makes this hard to put down. Highly recommend!
DanielJRhody
2022-03-06
I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names, and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism: Read This Book! I purchased this book on Kindle because it was written by someone I had met and had family connections. (my niece's husband's brother) Although I had only encountered Andrew twice at large family gatherings, I was excited to have met a real spy, and who is also an author. I am an avid novel reader, and read little nonfiction. I was very pleased that Andrew is an excellent writer and story teller. I am also very grateful for the work he and others did and are doing to keep the world safe. Reading this book will benefit you by increasing your understanding of this important service. You will also find the book entertaining. Thank you, Andrew, for writing and publishing this, and for your continuing work.
Kindle CustomerG C
2022-03-05
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