SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION
The Imperfect Spy
The Inside Story of a
by Andy J. Byers
| Hardcover |256 pages | 6x9
| Acid Free paper |
December 2005 |
Spy is the inside story of George Trofimoff, an American civil
servant and army reserve colonel, convicted in 2001 of spying for the
Soviet Union throughout the Cold War. It is a story of betrayal, greed,
and treachery at an almost incomprehensible level. The Imperfect Spy
is a remarkably complete look at the life of a spy, told from both
Trofimoff's point-of-view and from the trial record. The author's unique
access to Trofimoff's wife's comments, Trofimoff's writings, and from
the author's personal observation over a five year period, combine to
create a remarkably intimate look at a very public event.
Early comments have been enthusiastic:
…the exciting story
of help repaid with treachery, of opportunity repaid by betrayal…Readers
interested in intelligence and espionage, as well as those who just like
a good read, will find this book a keeper.
Knowlton, General (ret) U.S.Army
you, raise your blood pressure, and leave you wondering how this guy got
away with it for so long.
Carol Jose, author of
If this were
fiction, it might strain credibility…
William Ward, Major General (ret) U.S.Army
As a former CIA
operations officer who worked in counterintelligence, I found this book
a valuable addition to the literature…an informative new book which is a
very layman-friendly read and still has enough detail to satisfy most
Frederick L. Wettering, CIA operations officer (retired) and member of the Senior
War intelligence afficionados, this work competes for a space among the
first two or three books on their reading list. For human intelligence
specialists, it may have even a higher priority.
incredible biography of...one of the Soviet Unions greatest spies…Very
strongly recommended for its highly intriguing content and twisting
plot. …the perfect addition to all Cold War studies collections for
historians, students, and non-specialist readers with an interest in
espionage and the Cold War conflict.
trial records, interviews, and personal observations he has written a
remarkable history of Trofimoff’s background and life as a spy….a
bizarre tale of betrayal, greed and treachery – and counterintelligence
incompetence….a good read that has attracted applause from U.S.
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