Skip to main content
Thumbnail for Russians among us : sleeper cells, ghost stories and the hunt for Putin's agents

Russians among us : sleeper cells, ghost stories and the hunt for Putin's agents

Corera, Gordon2020
The urgent, explosive story of Russia's espionage efforts against the West from the Cold War to the present -- including its interference in political life. 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 mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away and, more importantly, 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 out, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in the West. In this book, 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 and those who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today's spies -- as well as those trying to catch them.
London : William Collins, 2020.©2020.
viii, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780008318949 (paperback)9780008318932 (hardback)
Dewey class:
View my active saved list
0 items in my active saved list