Entertainment behind the scenes
What do international spies do on their day off? Go on a “spy tour,” says former CIA chief of operations Jack Devine.
While stationed in London as head of CIA operations in Britain, Devine — a 32-year CIA veteran — said he decided to go on one of the city’s walking tours that tells tourists tales of espionage.
“I was with my counterpart from the British (intelligence) service. This is how we spend our exciting days,” Devine told a panel discussion in New York on Wednesday to launch AMC’s new conspiracy drama series “Rubicon.”
But there was one moment on the tour when Devine, who is a tall man, and his British counterpart thought their cover could be blown. “(The tour guide) said you can spot (spies) all the time, they tend to be short and pudgy,” he said, laughing.