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The spy who knew too much : an ex-CIA officer's quest through a legacy of betrayal / Howard Blum.

Blum, Howard, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 327.1273 BLU (Text) 33500013619036 New Checked out 07/15/2022
Detroit Lakes Public Library 327.1273 BLU (Text) 33500013619044 New Checked out 07/16/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063054219
  • ISBN: 0063054213
  • Physical Description: xvi, 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The weight of guilt -- Part I: "Once more unto the breach" : 1977-1983 -- Part II: A family of spies : 1954-1984 -- Part III: "It takes a mole to catch a mole" : 1984-1987 -- Part IV: "In my sights" : 1987-1990 -- Part V: "The other side of the moon" : 1990-2014 -- Epilogue: The weight of secrets.
Summary, etc.:
A true-life tale of vindication and redemption relates how retired spy Tennant Bagley got back into the game to solve a strange death, and reconciled with his daughter, a CIA officer, who married into the very family that derailed his own CIA career.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Tennent "Pete" Bagley was serving in the CIA's Soviet Division, specializing in counterintelligence, when the search for a mole that may have penetrated the upper echelons of the CIA cast a spotlight on him. After a lengthy and intrusive investigation, Bagley was cleared, though the search continued. Bagley retired and moved to Brussels. Years later, in the late 1970s, events brought him back into the fold: a high-level intelligence asset went missing, presumed dead, and a former CIA employee was found dead in an apparent suicide. Bagley suspected that these two events were connected, and that the still-elusive mole figured into both. The hunt was back on, and Bagley was ready to walk through the wilderness of mirrors once more. With the paranoia of Cold War–era spy games, this latest gripping true-crime thriller from Blum (Night of the Assassins, 2020) pulse-poundingly relates the pursuit for the mole that haunted Pete Bagley and the intelligence community at large. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Tennent "Pete" Bagley was serving in the CIA's Soviet Division, specializing in counterintelligence, when the search for a mole that may have penetrated the upper echelons of the CIA cast a spotlight on him. After a lengthy and intrusive investigation, Bagley was cleared, though the search continued. Bagley retired and moved to Brussels. Years later, in the late 1970s, events brought him back into the fold: a high-level intelligence asset went missing, presumed dead, and a former CIA employee was found dead in an apparent suicide. Bagley suspected that these two events were connected, and that the still-elusive mole figured into both. The hunt was back on, and Bagley was ready to walk through the wilderness of mirrors once more. With the paranoia of Cold War–era spy games, this latest gripping true-crime thriller from Blum (Night of the Assassins, 2020) pulse-poundingly relates the pursuit for the mole that haunted Pete Bagley and the intelligence community at large. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Bagley, T. H. (Tennent H.), 1925-2014.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > Officials and employees > Biography.
Intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Genre: True crime stories.
Biographies.

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