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My life as an undercover CIA agent: Part Two

Amaryllis Fox was recruited as a spy for the CIA. She lived under false identities, infiltrating arms dealing networks. She even took her baby on her secret missions.

Amaryllis Fox tells Jo Fidgen how she was head-hunted by two different spying agencies while studying at Oxford and Georgetown. She was recruited by the CIA aged 21 and within a few years she was an undercover field agent. Amaryllis lived under false identities, infiltrating arms dealing networks. She was pushed into getting married twice during her service so her partners could gain the necessary security clearance. She even had a baby which she took with her on secret missions. Amaryllis has written a book about her life as a spy called Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA.

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Picture: Amaryllis Fox
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