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"His lies were so exquisite, I almost wept."—Dave Eggers.
Unlike Eggers' friend, most of us are slipshod liars who cobble together flimsy falsehoods that would crumble under close scrutiny. We tend to squeak by only because most humans are equally bad at spotting deception. There is, however, one group of specialists who excel as living breathing lie detectors: the professional intelligence gatherers of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this new release, three former CIA officers share secrets of scoping out deceptive behavior. The methodology they use has helped in numerous high-level cases, but its applications go far beyond unmasking terrorists or catching mobsters. For readers, Spy the Lie can expose lies and save the day in job interviews, family discussions, and even in all-too-promising first dates. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book; editor's recommendation.