Marti Peterson told her kids one day that she was a spy working for the CIA – and it’s all true, and all captured in her book “The Widow Spy”
Marti Peterson worked for the CIA in Russia in the late 1970s….she told her family about it nearly 20 years later. Her book, “The Widow Spy” tells her tale of international espionage, while raising a family.
CNN’s new Original Series “Declassified” is telling the untold stories of American spies, and one of them, Marti Peterson, joined us on The Carney Show today, to talk about what it was like to be a spy in Cold War Russia, and when and where was the appropriate time to tell your kids what you do for a living. For her, apparently, it was leaving a Roy Rogers in the mid-90s.
Her book, “The Widow Spy” tells her tale of working in Eastern Europe in the late 1970s, losing her husband at the time, who was also in the CIA, and her decision to press on with her work.
She says she doesn’t watch all the spy movies, but the thrill and adrenaline you get when you are on a mission is very real, and sometimes you just have to separate your left and right brain, when you finally come home to domestic life.