MRS. SPOOK, SPAIN, 1965 by Lillian McCloy

Lillian McCloy

A story about assisting her husband, a CIA officer, by trailing a suspected Russian spy . . .

Read her story, and many more, in the book, coming in Summer, 2022!

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Lillian McCloy was the wife of a deep undercover CIA officer during the Cold War. This story is an excerpt from her memoir, Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant, which was published shortly after she turned 90 years old. John le Carré describes the book as “a charming and unusual portrait of the secret life.” Her memoir averages 4.5-stars from nearly 100 reader ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. 

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  1. Karen Rushfield

    I immediately ordered Lillian’s book. Can’t wait to read about Lillian and Frank’s always-interesting life. We love knowing the McCloy family and sharing soooo many wonderful times with them. Johanna, how can I get in touch with Lillian?

  2. “I realized I was looking at the puddle of Frank’s upheaval and his mustache was in it. I quickly picked up the mustache and slapped it on Frank’s ashen upper lip, but it wouldn’t stick.” ~ Lillian is one wise, hilarious bad-ass & I cannot wait to read her full memoir! This story is so compelling & intense; I am honored to know some of the principals. Great, great piece. Brava!!