Gene Coyle

Retired CIA Officer

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  • M.A.; Indiana University; 1974
  • B.A.; Indiana University; 1973


  • Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University, 2006-present
  • CIA Officer-in-Residence at Indiana University, 2004-06
  • Central Intelligence Agency (Operations Directorate), 1976-2006
  • CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit, 1986
  • Speaks Russian, Portuguese, Greek, and German
  • Member of AFIO
  • Research on imaginative and creative intelligence operations, military deceptions, and FBI "stings"

Selected Works

  • "John Franklin Carter: Journalist, FDR's Secret Investigator, Soviet Agent?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (2011)
  • Diamonds and Deceit: The Search for the Missing Romanov Dynasty Jewels, fiction, 2011
  • No Game for Amateurs: The Search for a Japanese Mole on the Eve of WW II, fiction, 2009
  • The Dream Merchant of Lisbon: The Game of Espionage, fiction, 2004
  • "The Penkovsky Case," Studies in Intelligence (2002)
  • "A Historical Damage Assessment," Studies in Intelligence (1996)