By David Wise
Spy tells, for the 1st time, the total, 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 was once eventually stuck in an enormous gambit by means of U.S. intelligence.
David clever, the nation’s best espionage author, has known as on his distinctive wisdom and unequalled intelligence assets to write down the definitive, inside of tale of the way Robert Hanssen betrayed his nation, and why.
Spy finally finds the brain and explanations of a guy who was once a jogging paradox: FBI counterspy, KGB mole, religious Catholic, obsessed pornographer who secretly televised himself and his spouse having intercourse in order that his ally may perhaps watch, defender of kinfolk values, fable James Bond who took a stripper to Hong Kong and carried a computing device gun in his automobile trunk.
Brimming with startling new info bound to make headlines, Spy discloses:
-the formerly untold tale of ways the FBI obtained 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 wrong trust that he used to be the mole they have been looking inside of U.S. intelligence. The blameless officer used to be accused as a undercover agent and suspended via 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 prison telephone greater than thirty instances. Hanssen, in a unprecedented association, licensed Charney to speak to the author.
-the complete tale of Robert Hanssen’s extraordinary intercourse existence, together with the hidden video digital camera he arrange 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 used to be already operating for the KGB, he directed a learn 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 young children. He betrayed his ally, providing him as much as the KGB. He betrayed his God. so much of all, he betrayed himself. in basic terms David clever may inform the striking, complete tale, and he does so, in masterly type, in Spy.
From the Hardcover edition.