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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
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ISBN : 9780671726645
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 210 Pages
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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

  • Linda
    2018-09-29 03:33

    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.

  • Cws
    2018-09-28 23:38

    327.12

  • Greg Buggy
    2018-10-01 01:38

    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