I once read a book about an American ex-spy, but remember nether its title nor the author. I remember that author was an American ex-spy who took part in covert ops in several countries including Panama.
The book starts with the author's young years when he worked for the Peace Corps. I think there was an insight into his school years before that, but not sure. Later he was recruited by (I think) by the CIA (he had a woman handler if I'm not mistaken). He helped to lobby USA oil interests, to offer something cheap for the oil that country had. There was an example he described when the US offered some Arabian country (Saudi Arabia or the UAE) street cleaning equipment and trash recycling technology in exchange for their oil because they thought that it was below their dignity to sweep streets and only goats walked the streets eating trash laying around.
He also took part in ensuring the US interests in the Panama Canal. At the end of the book he had enough of the service, he founded his own company (I think it was an IT company) with one of his friends or former colleagues. He also had a child (could be a son, but it's probably a daughter).
It is not any of the books with "Panama" in the title, not one of John le Carré's books and not The Spy Who Dumped Me.
I would be grateful if anyone could help me with identifying the author and the book.