The Spy who Got Away: The True Story of the Only CIA Agent to Defect to the Soviet Union

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Avon Books, 1989 - Intelligence officers - 306 pages
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The spy who got away: the inside story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA agent who betrayed his country's secrets and escaped to Moscow

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In spring 1983, Edward Howard was preparing for his first overseas posting as a CIA case officera tour in the agency's most sensitive station, Moscow. In June 1986, he became the first CIA officer to ... Read full review


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Davis Wise, America's leading writer on intelligence and espionage, is based in Washington.

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