For the last eight years Karen Cleveland has been a CIA analyst, regularly writing briefs for the U.S. President and other senior policymakers. She earned more than a dozen performance awards and graduated from the CIA’s Advanced Analyst Program. While at the Agency, she spent six months on rotation to the FBI, working closely with a Joint Terrorism Task Force. She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin (International Peace Studies) and Harvard University (Public Policy). She spent a year in Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons.
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Karen Cleveland recommends
The Perfect Wife (2019)
J P Delaney
"A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end."
Red Widow (2021)
(Red Widow, book 1)
"Red Widow is a spy thriller that shines with authenticity and heart."
Damascus Station (2021)
"A sweeping spy thriller packed with tension, twists, and true-to-life detail. There’s no doubt that McCloskey is a CIA veteran."
Alias Emma (2022)
(Alias Emma, book 1)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, action-packed thriller. Move over, James Bond - there's a new hero in town, and she's fantastic."
The Neighborhood (2022)
"Reading The Neighborhood feels like watching an action film set in suburbia. My favorite of Matthew Betley's novels."
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