By David Wise
Cassidy's Run is the riveting tale of 1 of the best-kept secrets and techniques of the chilly War—an espionage operation fastened via Washington opposed to the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. on the maximum degrees of the govt., its code identify was once Operation shocker.
Lured by way of a double agent operating for the USA, ten Russian spies, together with a professor on the collage of Minnesota, his spouse, and a vintage "sleeper" secret agent in ny urban, have been despatched by way of Moscow to penetrate America's secrets and techniques. FBI brokers have been killed, and mystery formulation have been handed to the Russians in a deadly ploy which could have spurred Moscow to create the world's strongest nerve gas.
Cassidy's Run tells this impressive real tale for the 1st time, following a path that leads from Washington to Moscow, with detours to Florida, Minnesota, and Mexico. in accordance with files mystery previously and ratings of interviews within the usa and Russia, the e-book finds that:
¸ more than 4,500 pages of categorized files, together with U.S. nerve fuel formulation, have been handed to the Soviet Union in trade for thousands of dollars
¸ an "Armageddon code," a mobile name to a bunch in manhattan urban, was once to alert the sleeper secret agent to an imminent nuclear attack—a caution he might transmit to the Soviets through radio sign from atop a rock in primary Park
¸ two FBI brokers have been killed while their airplane crashed in the course of surveillance of 1 of the Soviet spies as he headed for the Canadian border
¸ secret "drops" for microdots have been arrange via Moscow from big apple to Florida to Washington
More than a cloak-and-dagger story, Cassidy's Run is the spellbinding tale of 1 usual guy, Sergeant Joe Cassidy, now not knowledgeable as a undercover agent, who by surprise came upon himself the FBI's mystery weapon in a perilous clandestine war.
ADVANCE compliment FOR CASSIDY'S RUN
"Cassidy's Run indicates, once more, that few writers comprehend the bits and bobs of the undercover agent video game like David clever. . . his examine is meticulous during this actual tale of espionage that reads like a thriller."
"The grasp hsa performed it back. David clever, the easiest observer and chronicler of spies there's, has informed one other gripping tale. This one comes from the chilly battle strive against over nerve fuel and is spookier than ever simply because it is all true."
From the Hardcover edition.