The Spy's Son

The Spy's Son

The True Story of the Highest-ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia

eBook - 2015
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Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Bryan Denson tells the riveting story of the Nicholsons--father and son co-conspirators who deceived their country by selling national secrets to Russia.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : [Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc.], 2015.
ISBN: 9781336217959
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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rb3221 Mar 01, 2016

A fascinating work almost too-difficult-to-believe that it is non-fiction. A story of 'the highest ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage and the son he trained to spy for Russia.' The author's 5 years of research pays off with an insiders account with information from FBI reports, court documents, military records and the only interview ever given by Nathan, the son that was betrayed by his father.
This fast paced book includes lots of detail (perhaps even too much). But it is captivating, engaging and well worth reading.

Jan 11, 2016

This is soooo irritating, I find myself often in preference to the death penalty to these scumbags. What a narcissistic creep who then hints at laying the blame for his traitorous acts to provide for his dear children. His talk about being so religious, spouting verses, bible studies, praying, is all horse puckey. His god is love of money and material things. It's not uncommon that these 'religious' men sell out their country and cause death to his colleagues.

Nov 28, 2015

I found this book a very engrossing read. Learned a LOT about spy craft, to say nothing of the actual events of these two says. I admit I was not so sympathetic to the son as everyone else seemed to be - I cannot believe after having been in the military that he did not know at the time he did it that what he was doing was illegal and just plain wrong. Very well written--it's easy tomato a 2-day read of out this one!


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