Family of spies: inside the John Walker spy ring

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Bantam Books, Jul 1, 1989 - True Crime - 465 pages
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For seventeen years, John Walker sold many of America's most vital secrets to the Soviets, using accomplices and even members of his own family to help him do his dirty work. Here is the whole story--told in Walker's own words--that exposes the most important spy operation in KGB history.

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User Review  - Skip - Goodreads

Lots of questions are answered in this book about the mind of a spy, with astounding insights. Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Goldfarb - Goodreads

Well told true to life spy story of intrigue, family betrayal and cold war era fears. If you like spy stories, you should read this. That it is all true, is chilling. Read full review



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About the author (1989)

Pete Earley is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996 for" Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town," His book, which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, helped free an innocent man from Alabama's death row. Earley's account of the John Walker spy ring, "Family of Spies," was a New York Times bestseller and CBS mini-series." The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison" was a national bestseller and was based on a year that Earley spent inside a maximum security federal prison as an author.
Born in Arizona, Earley was reared in Colorado and worked for newspapers in Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C., where he lives with his wife, Patti. They have seven children.

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