A true-to-life tale of espionage retraces the remarkable story of Colonel Vitaly Yurchenko, a KGB colonel who defected to the United States and then returned to the Soviet Union after the CIA bungled his case....
|Title||:||Escape from the CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever to Defect to the U. S|
|Number of Pages||:||210 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Escape from the CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever to Defect to the U. S Reviews
Started by thinking it hokey that the CIA's treatment of a defector directly led to a redefection. The author made it clear that he had had many interviews beyond a sympathetic, oh-poor-soul interview with a wily KGB officer. I found it amazing that every time Yurchenko was debriefed or interviewed, he repeatedly asked for honest information while offering little credible evidence of his own highly coloured tales. I could sympathize with the CIA officers' attitude (their charge did sound like a whiny baby), while the bureaucratic agency messes sounded like large corporations deadlocked in a hell-bent battle for supremacy and control. Egos are powerful things. I think the defector had a mid-life crisis and found that freedom requires sacrifice, and he didn't have enough of a conviction to see through the process.
Greta book lots of twists and turns with the CIA and their mistakes handling of a KGB agent trying to defect and the KGB role in this was interesting