Heroines Undercover: Better Half Of Discretion

Heroines Undercover: Better Half Of Discretion

The Washington Times

Most people who meet Jonna Mendez don’t see her as a spy ” and that’s exactly the way she likes it.

A good spy, she says, would never be as ostentatious as James Bond in a casino surrounded by beautiful women or Jack Ryan slipping his CIA business card to a Colombian drug lord.

No, a good spy is someone hardly noticed at all, such as a housewife hanging on the arm of her diplomat husband. It’s one reason women make such good spies, Mrs. Mendez says.

“Non-working wives learn all kinds of things that the husbands would like to know,” she says.

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