One decision can end everything . . . or lead to unlikely redemption.
Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.
On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration.
Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.
The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own—a young, ambitious East German agent—into the United States.
The plan succeeded, and the spy’s new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years . . . until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.
Deep Undercover will reveal the secret life of this man without a country and tell the story no one ever expected him to tell.
Couldn’t put it down. Brilliant story telling!
I was looking for a book to read so I came across this. I started reading it thinking it would be a regular boring book that just talks about history stuff. As I began to read more and more of it I loved every word of it. I finished it and would totally read it again. It’s very inspiring and encouraging. Also really good for times when traveling or bored.
Truth is better than Fiction
A book of amazing insight into a world that most of us really know little about. Having read many books on spies - this actual real-life-spy memoir is most interesting and the transformation from cold-war enemy spy to full-fledged US Citizenship is amazing.