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At separate points, Tony and Jonna Mendez each served as chief of disguise at the CIA. They were part of the Office of Technical Services.
“We were the equivalent of ‘Q’ in the James Bond movies,” she said.
Tony Mendez, who died in January, is best known for a previous book he wrote, Argo, which became the Oscar-winning movie of the same name. Ben Affleck portrayed Mendez, who guided trapped American diplomats out of revolutionary Iran in 1980.
The couple was never based in Moscow, but traveled there to help CIA officers operate in the city.