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Larry J. Kolb is the author of two memoirs of his life as an intelligence officer and world-traveling businessman.

Prior to his career as an author, Kolb, by his own account, worked as a close advisor to Muhammad Ali and Adnan Khashoggi and as a spy with CIA co-founder Miles Copeland, Jr., with whom he was involved in intrigues in Pakistan, Iran, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, until Kolb was forced to retire to a safehouse in Florida to avoid extradition to India.

As Kolb recounts in Overworld, his father was a highly-placed US intelligence official, and Kolb grew up in various places around the world, following his father's assignments. Kolb resisted various efforts at recruitment by official intelligence agencies until he was recruited by Copeland. Of Overworld, James Ellroy said, "A terrific memoir. Larry Kolb explicates the world of espionage and secrets with sagaciousness and savvy."

Upon the publication of Overworld, Kolb was again recruited, this time by the Department of Homeland Security, to help investigate two white collar criminals with connections to the CIA. Kolb's investigation of Robert Sensi and Richard Hirschfeld led him to discover and foil a conspiracy to smear the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign with false links to Al Qaeda. This became the subject of his 2007 book America at Night, which was reviewed by the New York Times on January 25, 2007.

Kolb, who was born in Virginia, currently lives in Florida.

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Total Books: 6
America at Night
2008 - America at Night (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781594482861
ISBN-10: 1594482861
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Overworld
2005 - Overworld (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781594481413
ISBN-10: 1594481415
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Overworld  The Life and Times of a Reluctant Spy
2005 - Overworld the Life and Times of a Reluctant Spy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552150491
ISBN-10: 0552150495
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Overworld The Life and Times of A Reluctant Spy
2004 - Overworld the Life and Times of a Reluctant Spy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781573222532
ISBN-10: 1573222534
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Overworld
2004 - Overworld (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780593051016
ISBN-10: 0593051017
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