By David Wise
Spy tells, for the 1st time, the whole, authoritative tale of the way FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code identify grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been referred to as the “worst intelligence catastrophe in U.S. history”–and how he used to be eventually stuck in an important gambit by means of U.S. intelligence.
David clever, the nation’s prime espionage author, has known as on his designated wisdom and unmatched intelligence resources to put in writing the definitive, within tale of ways Robert Hanssen betrayed his state, and why.
Spy finally finds the brain and explanations of a guy who was once a strolling paradox: FBI counterspy, KGB mole, religious Catholic, obsessed pornographer who secretly televised himself and his spouse having intercourse in order that his ally may watch, defender of family members values, delusion James Bond who took a stripper to Hong Kong and carried a computer gun in his motor vehicle trunk.
Brimming with startling new info bound to make headlines, Spy discloses:
-the formerly untold tale of the way the FBI received the particular dossier on Robert Hanssen out of KGB headquarters in Moscow for $7 million in an exceptional operation that resulted in Hanssen’s arrest.
-how for 3 years, the FBI pursued a CIA officer, code identify grey deceiver, within the incorrect trust that he used to be the mole they have been looking inside of U.S. intelligence. The blameless officer was once accused as a undercover agent and suspended by means of the CIA for almost years.
-why Hanssen spied, according to particular interviews with Dr. David L. Charney, the psychiatrist who met with Hanssen in his penal complex mobile greater than thirty instances. Hanssen, in a unprecedented association, approved Charney to speak to the author.
-the complete tale of Robert Hanssen’s weird and wonderful intercourse existence, together with the hidden video digicam he organize in his bed room and the way he plotted to drug his spouse, Bonnie, in order that his ally may perhaps father her child.
- how Hanssen and the CIA’s Aldrich Ames betrayed 3 Russians secretly spying for the FBI–including tophat, a Soviet general–who have been then achieved by means of Moscow.
-that after Hanssen was once already operating for the KGB, he directed a research of moles within the FBI when–as he on my own knew–he was once the mole.
Robert Hanssen betrayed the FBI. He betrayed his state. He betrayed his spouse. He betrayed his kids. He betrayed his ally, providing him as much as the KGB. He betrayed his God. so much of all, he betrayed himself. merely David clever may inform the magnificent, complete tale, and he does so, in masterly type, in Spy.
From the Hardcover edition.
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