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Political Science, Intelligence, Espionage
Brown Books Publishing Group
December 4, 2014
State Department Counterintelligence reveals an insider’s account of leaks, spies, and lies and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. Robert Booth tells the story of his pivotal role in three multiple year counterespionage and numerous unauthorized disclosure investigations including Fidel Castro’s most damaging US citizen spy. “He operated undetected and with impunity for decades before we discovered him. We had been hunting him for years. And now he was about to escape.” With the narrative style of a thriller, Booth lures readers into the real world of counterintelligence.
”From a spy hunter who knows that there are no friendly intelligence services, a revealing work that delves into the dangerous and dirty world of spies.” –Fred Burton, New York Times best-selling author, former State Department Diplomatic Security, Special Agent
State Department Counterintelligence is a one-of-a-kind book detailing in a highly entertaining and informative way the inside story of the struggle to identify and deal with betrayers within the State Department. –David G. Major, Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Founder, Centre for CI and Security Studies
From the Inside Flap
In 1999, a Russian listening device was discovered inside a conference room on the same floor as the Secretary of State’s office. For months, the SVR listened in on classified information being discussed among US government officials. Who installed the device? How was the feat accomplished? In the dangerous counterintelligence world of espionage, Robert Booth translates his experience and his insider’s knowledge into a nonfiction thriller that should disturb every reader. “When a friend of yours turns out to be one of the country’s few international spies, that really wakes you up to the reality of counterintelligence matters. What’s the worst sin at the bottom of Dante’s Inferno? Those who betray a trust.”
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