Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky
My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America

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Despite the omissions in what he acquired for the Soviets, Mr. Barsky’s memoir shines light on a signature Russian program.
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One decision can end everything . . . or lead to unlikely redemption.
Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration.

Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.

The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own—a young, ambitious East German agent—into the United States.

The plan succeeded, and the spy’s new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years . . . until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.

Deep Undercover will reveal the secret life of this man without a country and tell the story no one ever expected him to tell.
 

About Jack Barsky

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Jack Barsky was recruited by the KGB and spent ten years as an undercover agent in the United States. He severed his relations with the KGB in 1988 and had a corporate career in information technology. He was captured by the FBI in 1997. In 2015, 60 Minutes ran a story on Barsky's life and undercover work. Barsky lives in Georgia with his wife, Shawna, and their daughter, Trinity.
 
Published March 21, 2017 by Tyndale Momentum. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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on Jan 16 2017

...when his identity was compromised, he boldly defied KBG orders to return, slipping under the radar thanks largely to the collapse of the Soviet Union. An intriguing inside look at international espionage.

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Reviewed by Kristie Macrakis on Mar 20 2017

Despite the omissions in what he acquired for the Soviets, Mr. Barsky’s memoir shines light on a signature Russian program.

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