Valerie Plame Wilson to pen suspense books

Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 08:36 AM IST

New York: Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is turning to fiction writing more than three years after publishing a memoir about her career.

The New York Times reports that Wilson has a book deal with Penguin Group USA for a series of international suspense novels. The newspaper says she will team up with mystery writer Sarah Lovett on the books, which will feature a fictional operative.

Wilson tells the Times she`s frustrated by portrayals of female CIA agents in popular culture that emphasize their looks rather than their brains.

Wilson`s 2007 memoir, "Fair Game," told the story of her CIA career and her 2003 outing that led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney`s top aide, I. Lewis Libby. Her first fiction book is due out next year.

Bureau Report