Agents of Treachery (Spy Stories) by Otto Penzler

Espionage

By Otto Penzler

For the 1st time ever, mythical editor Otto Penzler has handpicked probably the most revered and bestselling mystery writers operating at the present time for a riveting number of undercover agent fiction. From first to final, this stellar assortment indications challenge accomplished.

Including:

* Lee baby with an enormous examine the formation of a unique ops phone.
* James Grady writing approximately an Arab undercover FBI agent with an energetic cell.
* Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's confident his Persian friends are as much as no good.
* John Lawton concocting a Len Deighton-esque tale approximately British intelligence.
* Stephen Hunter exciting us with a story a few WWII brigade.

 
Full record of Contributors:

James Grady, Charles McCarry, Lee baby, Joseph Finder, John Lawton, John Weisman, Stephen Hunter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Andrew Klavan, Robert Wilson, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer

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Born and educated in the United States, Bentley was a Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) member recruited by the NKVD as a courier and run by an illegal, Jacob Golos, who became her lover. , to collect information from a well-placed network of spies inside the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was reduced and she had disagreements with the NKVD rezident, Anatoli Gorsky. Fearing that she might have been compromised by another CPUSA defector, Louis Budenz, Bentley made a tentative approach to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offering information, and in September 1945 made a lengthy statement in which she implicated dozens of her contacts.

A Soviet term denoting operations conducted to accomplish specific political goals, the principal one being the misrepresentation of Western policy on particular issues and generally discrediting the status of the “main adversary” in the Third World. The scale of the campaign, and the KGB’s involvement in the development and execution of specific items of disinformation, was disclosed by a KGB officer, Anatoli Golitsyn, following his defection in Helsinki in December 1961. ADEN. This strategic territory at the entrance to the Red Sea was a British colony until November 1967, when a lengthy Egyptianbacked insurgency concluded with independence.

Bennett proved a success in the Security Service and ran Ops B, the counterintelligence branch responsible for maintaining surveillance on suspected Soviet spies, but he was identified by the KGB defector Anatoli Golitsyn as a potential traitor. A lengthy mole hunt code-named GRIDIRON proved inconclusive, so Bennett was interrogated in 1972 and dismissed. After a divorce, he followed his ex-wife and two daughters to Australia and settled first in Perth and then in the Glenelg suburb of Adelaide.

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