Damian and Mongoose: How a U.S. Army Counterespionage Agent Infiltrated an International Spy Ring
In 1987, the author, a senior U.S. Army counterintelligence (CI) agent, became the partner of a close friend, Clyde Lee Conrad, at the head of a spy ring which had sold NATO secrets for twelve years to Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Russia. He helped his friend sell secrets, craft a new plan for recruitment of U.S. soldiers for Hungary, and plan kidnaping, torture, and murder. Nine agents and couriers in five countries were eventually convicted of espionage and treason. No actual names are used in this book, without permission, except those connected with the spy ring. The operation and innovative trade-craft employed by the author were hailed by many as the most significant in U.S. Army counterespionage (CE) history.
Danny L. Williams began his Army career at age thirty-three as a private, in Eighth Infantry Division in Germany. After five years, he graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Counterintelligence School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and served as field office NCOIC in Giessen, Germany, with the 165th MI Battalion. He returned to Ft. Huachuca as special operations instructor and training NCOIC with the school, then designed, taught, and implemented operational security procedures for Information Systems Command. After two years assisting the FBI, he retired a CI sergeant major and lives in Hereford, Arizona, with his wife of forty-two years, Shirley, and her two cats, Cinnamon and Ginger, who replaced Bobo and Aristocrat.