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The CIA is looking for walking contradictions. Recruiters seek people who can keep a secret, yet pull classified information out of others; who love their country, but are willing to leave it behind to head into dangerous places; who live double lives, but can be trusted with some of the nation's most highly sensitive tasks.

Michele Rigby Assad was one of those people.

As a CIA agent, Michele soon found that working undercover was an all-encompassing job. The threats were real. The mission was a perilous one. Trained as a counterterrorism expert, Michele spent over a decade in the agency -- a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet, secretly serving in some the most treacherous areas of the Middle East. But deep inside, Michele wondered: Could she really do this job? Was she in the right place at the right time, or had she misunderstood what she thought was God's calling on her life? Did she have what it would take to survive?

The answer came when Michele faced a life-or-death choice -- one that had secretly been the plan for her all along.

In Breaking Cover, Michele has at last been cleared to drop cover and tell her story: one of incredible struggle; of thwarted plans and expectations; and most of all, of discovering a faith greater than all her fears.



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Michele Rigby Assad

Michele Rigby Assad spent a decade working as an undercover intelligence officer in the CIA's Directorate of Operations. While serving as a counterterrorism and counterintelligence specialist, Michele realized the value of being different in an industry that was largely lacking in diversity. Several years into her CIA career, she discovered that what made her different was what enabled her to excel as an intelligence officer. Now Michele seeks to demonstrate how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when their faith and passions are greater than their fears.

Michele is an international security consultant, public speaker, and trainer focused on counterterrorism, personal security, and refugees with her work being featured by ABC's 20/20. She loves using her story to inspire others which includes mentoring students, young adults, and women who want to use their skills in the service of a greater cause. In her off-time, Michele relishes spending time with family and enjoying the great outdoors in her home state of Florida.

Website: www.michelerigbyassad.com
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