Memoir of a CIA Wife
By Bina C. Kiyonaga
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780380794973, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 2001
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So begins the love story of Joe Kiyonaga, the striking Japanese-American war hero from Hawaii, and Bina Cady, the irreverent Irish-Catholic redhead from Baltimore. Similar in their convictions, different in most every other respect, the two leaped into a marriage in 1947 that defied the anti-Japanese sentiments of the day. And their unlikely union would come to include a powerful, top-secret cohort: the CIA. For while Bina, Joe, and their children played the part of a normal family, all of their activities were geared toward Joe's clandestine mission as a spy for the CIA: to gather intelligence information and recruit new agents . Full of intrigue, passion, and danger, this extraordinary memoir has all the elements of the finest fiction -- made more compelling because every word is true.
Bina Cady Kiyonaga has studied for her master's degree in philosophy and theology. She is the mother of five and grandmother of ten. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.