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But Gatekeeper is more than Pokygraph memoirs. Sullivan acknowledges that using the polygraph effectively is an art as much as a science, yet he convincingly argues that it remains a highly reliable screening device, more successful and less costly than the other primary method, background investigation.

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Sullivan Potomac Books, Inc. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Share your thoughts with other customers. Sullivan opens bare the controversy, including within the agency itself, over the validity of the polygraph.

I believe that the book will be of interest mostly to readers with a personal stake in the process. I probably shouldn’t rate this as I stopped reading after about 60 pages.


Skip to main content. Here Sullivan describes his methods, emphasizing the importance of psychology and the examiners’ skills in a successful polygraph program.

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Sullivan retired from the CIA’s polygraph division after thirty-one years of service. His book is a major contribution to the intelligence literature. RowlingHardcover I learned that most people, even polygraph examiners, believe they can “tell” when they are being lied to and they are wrong much of the time. Dec 03, Josh rated it it was ok. In the thousands of tests that Sullivan conducted, he discovered double agents, applicants with criminal backgrounds, and employee misconduct, including compromising affairs and the mishandling of classified information.

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Gatekeeper : Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner by John F. Sullivan (2008, Paperback)

How to Pass a Polygraph. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Paperback John Updike Books. Sullivan No preview available – Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is also a window to the often acrimonious and sometimes alarming internal politics of the CIA: Ian rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Abigail rated it really liked it Oct 15, Sullivan’s discussion of the political struggles within the CIA, over the polygraph, is extremely interesting.


Don’t have a Kindle? Brenda rated it did not like it May 03, Hardcoverpages. Everyone who wants to know what the government of the USA is about should read this book. The lie detectors act as the Agency’s gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency.

In an age when the intelligence community’s conduct is rightly being questioned, Sullivan contributes a fascinating personal account of one of the Agency’s many important tasks.

But Gatekeeper is more than Sullivan’s memoirs. Ames was the CIA agent who sold millions of dollars of information to ciia Sovets, causing many moles Soviet agents who were working for us to lose their lives. Refresh and try again. After reading it I thought polygraphy had some merit.