Code Name: Papa: My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight


John Murray spent most of his adult life working as an undercover agent for the United States, Canada, and various European governments. And in his memoir, Code Name: Papa: My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight, John writes about these experiences, revealing the good, the bad, and the ugly. The lengthy memoir consists of 313 pages, and it shows John’s relentless determination and perseverance in his life and career.

Code Name: Papa has the excitement of a thrilling novel, but it’s even better, because it’s real. Most readers are familiar with Hollywood’s fabricated versions of covert missions, but this book shows what it is really like to be an undercover agent day in and day out. The book was co-authored by Sharon Murray (John’s wife) and Abby Jones, and is written in a way as if John is telling his life story to a close friend.

Readers get a fascinating glimpse into tough decisions that John had to make – and what he was thinking and feeling during different situations. For those unfamiliar with the life of an undercover agent, reading this book may feel like entering a whole other world.

You can find Code Name: Papa here.

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