By E. B. Held

ISBN-10: 0826349358

ISBN-13: 9780826349354

while taking into account New Mexico, few american citizens imagine spy-vs.-spy intrigue, yet in truth, to many overseas intelligence operatives, the state’s identify is sort of synonymous with espionage, and Santa Fe is a sacred website. The KGB’s unmarried maximum intelligence and counterintelligence coups, and the making plans of the organization’s so much notorious assassination, all came about inside one mile of Bishop Lamy’s statue in entrance of Saint Francis Cathedral in crucial Santa Fe.

In this interesting advisor, former CIA agent E. B. Held makes use of declassified records from either the CIA and KGB, in addition to secondary resources, to track one of the most infamous spying occasions in usa background. His paintings courses glossy viewers in the course of the historical past of such occasions because the plot to assassinate Leon Trotsky, Ted Hall’s supply of technical info of the atom bomb to the KGB, and the arguable allegations concerning Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory scientist Dr. Wen Ho Lee’s contacts with China.

Held presents historical past fabric in addition to smooth website destinations to permit chilly battle fanatics the chance to discover in an entire new manner the settings for those ancient events.

"A interesting look at the background that lies in the back of all of it, A Spy's advisor to Santa Fe and Albuquerque is a most sensible choose for these drawn to New Mexico or espionage history." -- Midwest booklet Review

"Bruce Held, himself an espionage officer of infrequent intelligence, perception and beauty, takes us on a extraordinary jogging journey of espionage that extends seamlessly from Stalin's assassination of Leon Trotsky, via pre-cold battle nuclear spying, Edward Lee Howard's chilly conflict betrayal and into the current day worldwide wish to "steal" high-technology secrets and techniques. All of this facilities round a tiny yet important nook of the world---Santa Fe. due to Held's deft examine and deep figuring out of the tradecraft of espionage, Santa Fe now takes its position in conjunction with the ancient secret agent facilities of the realm. it truly is lengthy overdue." -- David Cohen, Former Director, CIA Clandestine Operations

"[Held's] publication may be a worthwhile advisor, specially if you happen to are looking to stopover at web site destinations whereas exploring the surroundings of a few of the main an important spying operations in usa history." -- Tucson Citizen

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