The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal review

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and BetrayalThe Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an excellent tale of Soviet espionage. The author based a lot of the story on primary material like cables between the CIA and their Moscow station, so you get a lot of insight into what it was like to work there and run spies.

My favorite anecdote is that a couple that worked at the Moscow station knew they were being followed by the KGB (a not uncommon occurrence) on their way to a party, but they weren’t sure where exactly the party was. They pulled over after they realized they were lost, and one of the KGB cars made a turn and effectively led them to the party!

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