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The Houseguests: A Memoir of Canadian Courage and CIA Sorcery Paperback – 20 Nov 2012

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148022538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480225381
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,782,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Mark Lijek is a retired Foreign Service officer. His earliest memories include a fascination with travel, which ultimately led him to a job with the Department of State and a first assignment to Iran in the middle of the 1979 revolution. After the escape from Tehran, he and his wife Cora continued on to postings in Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Warsaw and Frankfurt, interspersed with Washington assignments. He retired in 1996. Lijek is a fan of both the CIA and the Canadians, but has often found himself having to emphasize the Canadian role as the glamor of the CIA rescue plan tended to overshadow the more mundane but tremendously important assistance provided by the Canadians. He wrote The Houseguests in the hope it would record definitively the brave and selfless actions of the Canadians. He and Cora have two grown children and live north of Seattle on a small island in Puget Sound. He serves as treasurer of the Anacortes Sister Cities Association and is active in civic affairs.

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