Hoke Barclay – The Missionary’s Wife

Book cover of The Missionary's Wife

About the Book

It was September 1943, and the world was again at war, when my mother, Alexis Hart Barclay, first stepped foot in Venezuela, South America. She was twenty-four, smart, sophisticated, athletic, beautiful, worldly, romantic and fluent in four languages. She and her equally gifted new husband yearned for the adventure and skill required to serve as both faithful missionaries and all-consuming spies during World War Il for the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the direct predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The dual role required faithfulness and adultery, giving and taking of life, and lying and speaking the truth – in an effort to assure freedom of all mankind from the tyranny and evil of the World War Il Axis powers (the German Third Reich, and the Empires of Japan and Italy).

The lives and paths of my parents and other individuals from the Axis powers crossed in dangerous and critical ways between 1943 and the end of World War Il in 1945. This story, based on actual historical events, is about my parent’s dangerous lives and their belief systems, both of which were necessarily compromised for the benefit of all mankind.

El libro también está disponible en español.

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About the Author

Jon disappointed his father, mother, grandfather and others when he became a lawyer rather than a minister or missionary. He graduated seventh in his law school class, co-lead the Law Review as an Associate Editor with two published law summaries, and the world’s largest international law firm, Baker McKenzie law firm, headquartered in Chicago, hired him directly out of law school to practice Latin and South American business law (all in Spanish and Portuguese). Jon took his practice into the United States’ and foreign securities law, and he also worked as a successful investment banker during seventeen of his forty years in law.

Book Information

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Culicidae Press (September 1, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Pages ‏ : ‎ 258 (illustrated)
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1683150596 (hardcover)
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1683150572 (paperback)
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CJ5V4K9K (Kindle)
ISBN  : ISBN 978-1683150626 (hardcover with dust jacket)
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.02 pounds (hardcover), 12.5 ounces (paperback)
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.59 x 9 inches (paperback)


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