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Karen Cleveland

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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
   Need to Know (2018)
   Keep You Close (2019)
   You Can Run (2021)
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Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2019) : Need to Know

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