Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War (Paperback)

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    From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished t...

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    Antonio Mendez is the former chief of disguise for the CIA. A recipient of the CIA's Intelligence Star of Valor and the Trailblazer Award, he is the author of a previous nonfiction work, The Master of Disguise. Jonna Mendez is a twenty-seven-year veteran of the CIA who served as a technical operations officer and chief of disguise. The Mendezes are consultants for the television series The Agency, and helped design the International Spy Museum in downtown Washington, D.C., where they are founding board members. They live in Maryland with their son, Jesse. Visit the authors at their Web site: www.themasterofdisguise.com.
    From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war.

    From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award winner Argo...

    Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for.

    At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that there are more high-placed moles to be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust.

    CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths that US intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love.

    During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses,Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland.

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    ISBN 9780743428538
    Genre HISTORY / Military / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 2003-09-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Atria Books
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War
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    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mendez, Antonio J.

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