By David Wise
Spy tells, for the 1st time, the entire, authoritative tale of the way FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code identify grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been known as the “worst intelligence catastrophe in U.S. history”–and how he was once eventually stuck in an immense gambit by means of U.S. intelligence.
David clever, the nation’s prime espionage author, has referred to as on his designated wisdom and unmatched intelligence assets to jot down the definitive, within tale of ways Robert Hanssen betrayed his nation, and why.
Spy ultimately unearths the brain and explanations of a guy who used to be 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 might watch, defender of kinfolk values, myth James Bond who took a stripper to Hong Kong and carried a desktop gun in his motor vehicle trunk.
Brimming with startling new information certain to make headlines, Spy discloses:
-the formerly untold tale of ways the FBI bought the particular dossier on Robert Hanssen out of KGB headquarters in Moscow for $7 million in an extraordinary operation that led to Hanssen’s arrest.
-how for 3 years, the FBI pursued a CIA officer, code identify grey deceiver, within the improper 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 secret agent and suspended by means of the CIA for almost years.
-why Hanssen spied, in keeping with unique interviews with Dr. David L. Charney, the psychiatrist who met with Hanssen in his reformatory 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 lifestyles, together with the hidden video digital camera he manage in his bed room and the way he plotted to drug his spouse, Bonnie, in order that his ally may 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 completed via Moscow.
-that after Hanssen used to be already operating for the KGB, he directed a research of moles within the FBI when–as he by myself knew–he was once the mole.
Robert Hanssen betrayed the FBI. He betrayed his state. He betrayed his spouse. He betrayed his young ones. He betrayed his ally, delivering him as much as the KGB. He betrayed his God. such a lot of all, he betrayed himself. basically David clever might inform the marvelous, complete tale, and he does so, in masterly variety, in Spy.
From the Hardcover edition.