Tracy Walder worked as Staff Operations Officer at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and as a special agent at the FBI. During her time at the CIA, Walder travelled to war zones and many countries. She received many awards for her service from both the CIA and from foreign intelligence offices. After the CIA, Tracy became a special agent at the FBI's Los Angeles field office specializing in Chinese counterintelligence operations. Following her time at the CIA and FBI, Walder earned her master’s in education. She taught history and self-created the first course on espionage and foreign affairs for high school students. Currently, she is on the board of directors for Girl Security, which increases the representation of women in national security through education. ABC network and studio, in conjunction with Calamity Jane and Timberman/Beverly production companies, is creating a TV series based on her book.