By Eva Dillon
A riveting true-life mystery and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the unbelievable precise tale of 2 spies and their households on contrary aspects of the chilly War.
In the summer time of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon used to be residing in New Delhi together with her kinfolk while her father used to be uncovered as a CIA undercover agent. Eva had lengthy believed that her father was once a U.S. nation division worker. She had no concept that he was once dealing with the CIA’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet common whose code identify was once TOPHAT. Dillon’s father and Polyakov had a detailed friendship that went again years, to their first assembly in Burma within the mid-1960s. on the top of the chilly warfare, the Russian provided the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. His collaboration helped make sure that tensions among the 2 nuclear superpowers didn't boost right into a capturing battle.
Spanning fifty years and 3 continents, Spies within the Family is a deeply researched account of 2 households on contrary facets of the deadly espionage campaigns of the chilly struggle, and males whose dedicated friendship lasted a life-time, until eventually the devastating ultimate days in their lives. With impeccable insider entry to either households in addition to a professional CIA and FBI officials, Dillon is going past the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable tale of friendship and betrayal, double brokers and clandestine lives, that demanding situations our notions of patriotism, exposing the commonality among peoples of opposing political fiscal structures.
Both a gripping story of secret agent craft and a relocating own tale, Spies within the Family is a useful and heart-rending work.
Spies within the Family comprises 25 black-and-white photos.
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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War by Eva Dillon