New Mexico intrigues revealed by former CIA officer
By Christie Chisholm
E. B. Held wasn’t a spy, but he was a spy recruiter. He worked as a clandestine operations officer with the CIA for 27 years, stationed around the world in Asia, Latin America and Africa. His book, A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, details a number of spy activities that took place in the two cities before and during the Cold War.
I don't have to tell you how long I've wanted to be an international super secret agent. This week, I let my sleuthiness out for the first time. And I loved it. So much that I even made a new Christmas list: Large(r) sunglasses, a fedora, a trench coat, a false-bottomed suitcase, a second passport and—just in case I reverse my stance on gun ownership between now and December 25—a Walther PPK. I hope Santa gets the message in time, because a thesaurus and a computer-sized messenger bag really don't seem as exciting anymore.