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Comrade J

Comrade J

(2008)
The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War
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Spymaster, defector, double agent-the remarkable true story of the man who ran Russia's post-Cold War spy program in America.

In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, the Cold War ended, and a new world order began. We thought everything had changed. But one thing never changed: the spies.

From 1997 to 2000, a man known as "Comrade J" was the highest-ranking operative in the SVR-the successor agency to the KGB-in the United States. He directed all Russian spy action in New York City, and personally oversaw every covert operation against the United States and its allies in the United Nations. He recruited spies, planted agents, penetrated security, manipulated intelligence, and influenced American policy, all under the direct leadership of Boris Yeltsin and then Vladimir Putin. He was a legend in the SVR, the man who kept the secrets.

Then in 2000, he defected-and it turned out he had one more secret. For the previous two years, he had also been a double agent for the FBI: "By far the most important Russian spy that our side has had in decades." He has never granted a public interview. The FBI and CIA have refused to answer all media questions about him. He has remained in hiding. He has never revealed his secrets . . .

Until now.

Comrade J, written by the bestselling author of Family of Spies and The Hot House, is his story, a direct account of what he did in the U.S. after we all assumed the spying was over, and of what Putin and Russia continue to do today. The revelations are stunning. It is also the story of growing up in a family of agents dating back to the revolution; of how Russia molded him into one of its most high-flying operatives; of the day-to-day perils of living a double, then triple, life; and finally of how his growing disquiet with the corruption and ambitions of the "new Russia" led him to take the most perilous step of all.

Many spies have told their stories. None has the astonishing immediacy, relevance, and cautionary warnings of Comrade J.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 1-4104-0800-0 / 978-1-4104-0800-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Comrade J
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 0-399-15439-6 / 978-0-399-15439-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold W ar
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 0-425-22562-3 / 978-0-425-22562-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 1-4001-0552-8 / 978-1-4001-0552-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 1-4001-3552-4 / 978-1-4001-3552-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War
Author(s): Pete Earley
ISBN: 1-4001-5552-5 / 978-1-4001-5552-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold W ar
Author(s): Pete Earley
Publisher: Berkley
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