This week I'm recommending an older book, and one I'd not heard of until suggested to me by a colleague in the defense bar. It's non-fiction and it's called THE SPY WHO GOT AWAY by David Wise.
Wise is a writer and journalist who spent a lot of time researching and interviewing for this book, and it shows. The most amazing thing is that the spy who is the subject (who defected to the USSR) cooperated and gave interviews.
Sometimes a tad dry, because a lot of the CIA stuff has to be explained, naturally, it really is an interesting look back into the Cold War tussle between the US and the USSR.
Basically, the story is about Edward Lee who was about to be sent to Moscow as a case officer when he failed a routine polygraph... and it all went downhill from there.