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Female Security Operative (Hardback)

One Woman’s Career During the Iraq War

Military Women of History

By Lisa Morgan
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 20 colour illustrations, 30 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399035965
Published: 30th June 2024

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In the gripping memoir Female Security Operative, the author takes the reader on a trailblazing journey of chaos through her life in the world of security. Breaking barriers and heroic beliefs, she reveals her remarkable journey as she navigates a male dominated industry with unwavering determination and courage.

From her early days as an unassuming woman from England to her transformation into a formidable security operative, the author shares the pivotal moments that shaped her character and propelled her into the realm where resilience and vigilance are paramount.

With no-nonsense storytelling and raw honesty, she invites readers on a heart pounding adventure through the treacherous landscapes of war-torn Iraq

With Saddam Hussein captured, she’s assigned to ensure the safety of civilian flights at Baghdad’s International Airport, the author witnesses the harsh realities of a nation torn apart by conflict. With vivid descriptions and a remarkable attention to detail, the author describes the daily struggles, triumphs, and tragedies that she and her fellow operatives face. From heart stopping moments of imminent danger to small acts of kindness and camaraderie every page brims with authenticity and a genuine love for humanity.

Working side by side with ordinary Iraqis, she witnesses the strains and the profound impact of a shattered infrastructure and the devastating consequences of a failed invasion. In the backdrop of mortar rounds, car bombs, and the constant threat of danger, she confronts her mission head on, driven by a deep sense of purpose and a desire to make a difference.

The author's motivation for embarking on this perilous journey is deeply rooted in her relationship with her brothers tragic death, a source of inspiration and guidance throughout her life. The opportunity to work in Iraq becomes her chance to honour his memory and embody the principles he taught, -strength, independence, and a resilient sense of humour, even in the darkest of times.

Female Security Operative offers an unfiltered narrative that delves into the emotional and physical toll of life on the front lines. It explores the toll her work takes on personal relationships, the inner conflict she wrestles with and the sacrifices she makes in the name of duty. This is an honest portrayal of the authors eight-year journey through the Middle East. It highlights the contradictions of war, and the consequences of political decision.

With integrity, flair, and a touch of humour, prepared to be moved, inspired, and forever changed by a female security operatives journey. It's a story that will linger in your thoughts, reminding you of the untold stories of unsung heroes, shedding light on those who strive to bring stability in a world plagued by chaos.

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About Lisa Morgan

Discover the Untold Story of a Woman's Odyssey from Grimsby to the Middle East


Lisa Morgan's captivating journey begun at the age of 4 with adoption, leading her to the Northeast of England. Entangled in a maze of uncertainty and conflicting emotions, she navigates the intricate web with a quest for clarity. Guided by her brother John, a military leading light Lisa's curiosity in security and aviation propelled her from an air hostess in her twenties to a close protection officer.


Her career soared to new heights when she secured a pivotal contract at Baghdad's International Airport. With a 16-year span in security, Lisa is captivated by profound yet difficult-to-share tales. Evoked both by empathy and the courage to put pen to paper she’s authored two insightful books. Her debut novel “Love Has Many Faces " explores her African experiences, revealing the swift impact of bad choices. The book gained exposure in the Mail online and featured in a UK magazine. Her prequel “Female Security Operative” chronicles her Iraq and Lebanon experiences.


Now 57, and settled in the tranquil embrace of England's countryside, where she manages a household for a top horse racing organization, Lisa is set to unveil her unwavering commitment to truth in a third book, focusing on the 'plans of wars and corruption' that shrouds the world's conflicts.

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