Escape from the CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever to Defect to the U.S.

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A true-to-life tale of espionage retraces the remarkable story of Colonel Vitaly Yurchenko, a KGB colonel who defected to the United States and then returned to the Soviet Union after the CIA bungled his case. Reprint. K.

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This book charges that the Central Intelligence Agency was grossly negligent in its handling of KGB defector Colonel Vitaly Yurchemko, who simply walked away from a single CIA guard at a Georgetown restaurant in November 1985 and returned to the Soviet Union. This became a major scandal at a time of many similar incidents. Kessler, a former journalist and author of two other recent books on intelligence activities ( Moscow Station , LJ 5/15/89; Spy in the Russian Club , LJ 5/1/90) presents a sometimes humorous account of CIA mistakes. He makes it clear that the human element is very important in these matters. One question remains--was Yurchemko a bona fide defector or merely a Soviet ploy? We civilians will probably never know for sure. Recommended.
- Daniel K. Blewett, Loyola Univ. Lib., Chicago
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