Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky (with Cindy Coloma)
My Secret Life & Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
About the Book: 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.
* I was given this book to review by the publisher
My Thoughts: Opening up this book, I couldn’t believe it was a true story.It seemed exactly like something out of an action movie but Jack Barsky’s story is real. The book is well written with honesty from the author about his struggles as a double agent, and what really went on.This is a great book for personal reading, for a book discussion, and especially as a gift for a man in your life.