Walk in the steps of a spy, if you dare. Undercover Washington leads you on a tour no one can confirm or deny, into a wilderness of mirrors where secret agents have lived, worked, loved and even died gruesome deaths.
Explore the spy capital of the world and enjoy brush contact with such targets as:
The mailbox at the corner of 37th and R Streets N.W. ─ where Aldrich Ames, who worked for the KGB while serving as the CIA’s chief of Soviet counterintelligence, signaled his handler he was ready to make a drop.
Foxstone Park ─ where “Doctor Death” Robert Hanssen dropped his last documents, just before his fellow FBI agents arrested him.
National Cryptologic Museum ─ a window into the secret world of codemaking and codebreaking, right next door to the National Security Agency.
Hotel George ─ the Washington hotel where the only Soviet general to survive Stalin’s blood purge of Red Army officers died a mysterious death.
The Exchange ─ the D.C. restaurant where KGB mole Karl Koecher and his wife Hana met with a swinging couples group for an exchange of wives and government.
PRAISE FOR UNDERCOVER WASHINGTON:
“Undercover Washington is like a treasure map for the visiting spy hunter.”
─ City of Spies, the Travel Channel
“You really will never understand spies until you’ve walked in their footsteps, and Pamela Kessler takes you on that journey in this brilliantly written book.”
─ John L. Martin, the Justice Department’s former top spy prosecutor
“Fact-filled, rich in illustrations, and penned in her breezy style, Pamela Kessler’s tour of the spy capital is a fun and engaging way to delve into real spies and their skullduggery.”
─ Peter Earnest, executive director of the International Spy Museum and former CIA intelligence officer
About the Author:
Pamela Kessler is a former Washington Post reporter. She lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler.