"CIA STREET SMARTS FOR WOMEN: Spy Skills to Tell the Prince from the Predator," by B.D. Foley, Plain Sight Publishing, $14.99, 210 pages (nf)
B.D. Foley combines the spycraft he learned as a CIA agent and his feelings as a husband and father into a practical guide to finding "Mr. Right" in his recent book, "CIA Street Smarts for Women: Spy Skills to Tell the Prince from the Predator."
Foley draws a parallel between the tactics used when chasing love and those used when chasing spies. He intertwines CIA espionage techniques, fatherly advice and personal stories to produce an engaging step-by-step guide on how to tell a "Mr. Wrong" from a "Mr. Right." He describes how sexual predators target women and what a woman can do to rid herself of unwanted attention.
In "CIA Street Smarts for Women," he encourages women to take their time to observe, to listen, to be alert and discerning, and to examine the men they are interested in. The book suggests that rather than hurrying into a relationship, a woman should take her time to vet the man, gather intel and ask her parents and friends to give their opinions. Taking time is key whether you are recruiting a spy or recruiting a love interest.
"CIA Street Smarts for Women" is an excellent guide for the savvy woman and could be a lifesaving gift.
Sex and violence are discussed throughout the book, but there are no explicit scenes.
After living all over the world, Foley retired from the CIA to Utah, where he is busy raising his children.
Sharon Palmer is a speech-language pathologist and a mother of three. Her email is [email protected].