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By Benjamin Weiser

ISBN-10: 1586483056

ISBN-13: 9781586483050

ISBN-10: 1891620541

ISBN-13: 9781891620546

In August 1972, Ryszard Kuklinski, a hugely revered colonel within the Polish military, launched into what could turn into probably the most awesome human intelligence operations of the chilly struggle. regardless of the extraordinary danger to himself and his kinfolk, he contacted the yankee Embassy in Bonn, and organized a mystery assembly. From the very commence, he made transparent that he deplored the Soviet domination of Poland, and believed his kingdom was once at the mistaken facet of the chilly War.

Over the following 9 years, Kuklinski rose speedy within the Polish safety ministry, appearing as a liaison to Moscow, and aiding to organize for a "hot battle" with the West. yet he additionally lived a lifetime of subterfuge--of lifeless drops, messages written in invisible ink, miniature cameras, and mystery transmitters. In 1981, he gave the CIA the key plans to overwhelm harmony. Then, approximately to be found, he made a perilous get away together with his kin to the West. He nonetheless lives in hiding in America.

Kuklinski's tale is a harrowing own drama approximately one man's choice to betray the Communist management to be able to shop the rustic he loves, and the serious debate it spurred over no matter if he was once a traitor or a patriot. via wide interviews and entry to the CIA's mystery archive at the case, Benjamin Weiser deals an exceptional and richly targeted examine this mystery heritage of the chilly War.

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