Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin'sAgents

by Gordon Corera

On Sale: 24/02/2020

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About the Book

The urgent, explosive story of Russia's espionage efforts against the West from the Cold War to the present – including their interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Like a scene from a le Carre novel or the TV drama The Americans, in the summer of 2010 a group of Russian deep cover sleeper agents were arrested. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time it was seen simply as a throwback to the Cold War. But that would prove to be a costly mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away and more importantly, it was shifting into a much more disruptive new phase. Today, the danger is clearer than ever following the poisoning in the UK of one of the spies who was swapped, Sergei Skripal, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in American life.

In this meticulously researched and gripping, novelistic narrative, Gordon Corera uncovers the story of how Cold War spying has evolved – and indeed, is still very much with us.

Russians Among Us describes for the first time the story of deep cover spies in America and the FBI agents who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today's spies-as well as those trying to catch them and those trying to kill them.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008318949
  • ISBN 10: 0008318948
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 24/02/2020
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Society & social sciences / Politics & government

Biography

Gordon Corera is a journalist and writer on intelligence and security issues. Since 2004 he has been a Security Correspondent for BBC News where he covers terrorism, cyber security, the work of intelligence agencies and other national security issues for BBC TV, Radio and Online. He has reported from across the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and presented a number of programmes focusing on intelligence agencies including MI6, MI5, GCHQ, the CIA, NSA and Mossad. He is the author of ‘Intercept – The Secret History of Computers and Spies’, ‘MI6 – Life and Death in the British Secret Service’ and ‘Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network’.


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