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In in the early years of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Central Intelligence Agency harbored an uncomfortable secret about itself. The CIA had never really gained an espionage foothold on the streets of Moscow.
-- The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman
Based on personal interviews and newly-released CIA documents, this Cold War history is as exciting as fiction. Pulitzer-winner David Hoffman tells the story of one of the CIA's most productive agents, operating right at the heart of the Soviet Empire -- Moscow.