One decision can end everything . . . or lead to unlikely redemption. 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.
Am 8. Oktober 1978 passierte der Kanadier William Dyson am Flughafen in Chicago ohne Probleme die Einreisekontrollen. Zwei Tage später hörte er auf zu existieren. Dysons Identität war eine Erfindung des KGB, um einen ihrer Rekruten aus der DDR in die USA einzuschleusen. Der Plan ging auf. Ein junger, ehrgeiziger Agent begann ein neues Leben im Westen: Jack Barsky. Ein Jahrzehnt lang führte er im Kalten Krieg Geheimoperationen aus, bis sich seine Loyalität plötzlich auf überraschende Weise änderte und alles in Frage stellte, an das er geglaubt hatte. Jack Barsky enthüllt die Geheimnisse seiner beiden Leben zwischen Ost und West.
A dangerous undercover assignment… Another exciting True Blue K-9 Unit thriller To take down a serial bomber, NYPD K-9 officers Brianne Hayes and Gavin Sutherland must go undercover—as a married couple. But now the bomber is targeting them to halt the investigation. As the clock ticks down, can Brianne, Gavin and their K-9 partners find the culprit in time to save the city—and their own lives?
Rose Thorne is a decorated detective, great at her job and a force to be reckoned with. Her love life is another story, and thanks to a dangerous undercover mission Rose soon finds herself caught between three men. First there’s Carlos, the cute bar man who she has known since college, who loves her more than anyone, but who is immature and unfocused. Then there’s G.G, her partner in more ways than one, but he is embroiled in a messy divorce and a relationship with him could jeopardize her career. Lastly, there is Aaron Voight, the twisted billionaire she had been challenged to infiltrate and bring down, but will she succumb to the charms of the only man who can match her physically and intellectually. Rose must choose between love, her career and discover who she really is.
This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation. Describing how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals, it provides an outline of how terrorism investigations should be conducted. By helping investigators to develop skills and knowledge, this guide helps them to prepare prosecutable cases against terrorists.
Nikolai Sergejewitsch Leonow gewährt tiefen Einblick in die Funktionsweisen des KGB, von den 1960er Jahren an bis zu seinem offiziellen Ende nach 1991, und beschreibt seinen persönlichen Werdegang im Dienst. Aufgrund seiner guten Sprachkenntnisse lernte er in den 1960er Jahren Fidel Castro bei dessen Besuchen in der Sowjetunion kennen und wurde sein persönlicher Dolmetscher. Später nahm er an etlichen Operationen in Lateinamerika teil, unter anderem war er in Panama bei Staatschef Manuel Noriega zu Gast, als dieser von den USA gestürzt und in die Vereinigten Staaten gebracht wurde. Im KGB selbst stieg Leonow beständig auf und bekleidete lange und bis zum Ende des Dienstes das einflussreiche Amt des Chefs des Analyse- und Lagezentrums. Als solcher hatte er in den letzten Jahren des KGB privilegierten Einblick in dessen Vorhaben und Aktionen und berichtet davon mit dem Wissen des Insiders. Doch nicht nur geheimdienstliche Operationen präsentiert Leonow: Immer wieder betrachtet er kritisch das Handeln beziehungsweise Unterlassen der politisch Verantwortlichen in Moskau. Eindrucksvoll beschreibt er die Agonie der Niedergangsphase und wie die Verbündeten, so auch die DDR, politisch "verkauft" wurden.
Undercover corporate investigations are being conducted in alarming numbers. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, there was a sudden void in intelligence and covert operations and US companies began hiring spies to protect their secrets, gain an edge on competition, and keep an eye on their employees. "Inside Job" is the fascinating, harrowing story of investigations into illegal activities and drug dealing.
Der junge Däne Morten Storm ist Kleinkrimineller, Mitglied einer Motorrad-Gang und rutscht immer weiter in die Illegalität ab, bis er schließlich neuen Halt in den Schriften des Propheten Mohammed findet. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt konvertiert er zum Islam und identifiziert sich zunehmend mit den radikalen Forderungen und Zielen extremistischer Islamisten. Ein längerer Aufenthalt im Jemen bringt ihn schließlich mit dem Hassprediger Anwar al-Awlaki zusammen. Doch noch während Storm mit diesem in direktem Kontakt steht, zweifelt er zunehmend an seinen Überzeugungen und arbeitet bald gleichzeitig für nicht weniger als drei westliche Geheimorganisationen. Von nun an führt Storm ein fast schizophrenes Leben: Er konzipiert und plant Anschläge mit führenden Köpfen der al-Qaida und lässt sich kurz darauf in luxuriöse Unterkünfte einfliegen, um seine Informationen mit westlichen Agenten zu teilen und die Nächte durchzufeiern. Seine Mission bleibt dabei jedoch ernst: einen der meistgesuchten Verbrecher Amerikas aufzuspüren und zu vernichten. Agent Storm ist ein leidenschaftliches und faszinierendes Buch voller Geschichten über codierte Nachrichten, verdeckte Treffen und die zweifelhaften Motive eines Doppelagenten – und gibt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das mächtigste und am meisten gefürchtete Terror-Netzwerk der Welt.
Warning: This book contains male homoerotica. A mutilated corpse, a powerful family intent on stonewalling the police instead of mourning the loss of their son, a sex-for-hire scheme that began as a lark and then turns deadly--all combine to plunge Detective Jake Westerby into a shadowy world of lust and drugs on the leafy campus of Cascade University. Jake's sexual prowess has caused him grief in his personal life, but makes it easy for him to infiltrate an organization that provides male escorts and drugs to wealthy men willing to pay a premium for discretion. When his identity is exposed by a treacherous cop, Jake is slated to be the killer's next victim. Only fellow detective Paul Mazurek can rescue Jake--and only then if he can pull off an audacious impersonation. Can Paul save the man he loves so that their passion for one another can ignite and come into the open?
Der Iraner Ali Dini trägt einen Spitznamen wie eine Legende: Ali, der Unsterbliche. Er überlebt die Revolutionskämpfe im 1. Golfkrieg wie durch ein Wunder. Als radikaler Islamist tötet er im Namen Allahs. Dann sagt er sich vom Islam los, flüchtet nach Bulgarien und tötet weiter: als Auftragskiller für die Mafia. Schließlich wird er gefasst und verurteilt und begegnet im Gefängnis Jesus, der ihn, den skrupellosen Killer, bezwingt und ihm ein neues Herz schenkt. Heute tauft Ali Dini als Pastor viele Kriminelle. Packend erzählt, mit politisch brisanten Insider-Informationen über den Dschihad und die Arbeit der osteuropäischen Mafia.
Kein Geheimdienst weltweit ist so bekannt, keiner so legendär und berüchtigt wie der israelische Auslandsgeheimdienst Mossad. Gefeiert wurde er für das Aufspüren des Kriegsverbrechers Adolf Eichmann, kritisiert für die Ermordung eines marokkanischen Kellners als Vergeltung der Attentate von München 1972. Doch wie arbeitet der Mossad genau? Was sind seine Methoden? Die israelischen Autoren Michael Bar-Zohar und Nissim Mischal zeigen ein Netz aus Spionage, Sabotage und Propaganda und sparen auch die zuletzt bekannt gewordenen Liquidierungen von hochrangigen iranischen Atomphysikern nicht aus.
Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.
PRESSURE AND DANGER DON'T FAZE NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL AGENT ALEX MCMULLIN. WORKING WITH THE WOMAN HE LOVED AND LEFT… NOW,THAT'S ANOTHER MATTER. He'd ended their fiery affair to save her from himself. Now Confidential agent Alex McMullin had to face rookie cop Gillian Seymour as her only lifeline to the outside world in a risky and ultraprovocative undercover assignment. Finding the source of the lethal new drug hitting the streets of Sin City plunged Gillian deep into the darkly sensual underworld of an exclusive bordello. It was no job for a beginner, but the stubborn beauty wouldn't listen to reason. Which burned the normally cool Alex. Now the dedicated agent would focus all his skills on getting her out alive…before they could succumb to the wild pulse of hot New Orleans nights.
She's wanted by unknown assailants, the government…and the man sworn to protect her A man like FBI special agent Ash Stryker would never be caught dead at a speed-dating event. But that's where he tracks down Claire Molenski, a computer programmer suspected of selling government information. When he rescues her from a botched kidnapping, he realizes not only that she's innocent, but also that the only way to protect her is to pose as her boyfriend. Claire knows that their relationship is a ruse. Once the case is closed, she'll never see Ash again, and that scares her almost as much as the abduction attempts. But the way he acts toward her makes her wonder just how much of an act their relationship really is. And if she'll be able to survive long enough to find out.
In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself. During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend. Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.” From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in. From the Hardcover edition.
Lawyer stories have long fascinated the American reading public. Throwing the Mafia into the mix makes the plot even more attractive. The author, a Vietnam veteran with twenty-five years of experience as a Los Angeles police officer and with a Juris Doctorate degree in law, has crafted a massive, almost 700 page novel that blends police procedure with legal thriller as the protagonists battle both the mob and the head of a powerful, socially prominent family. Mac Thornsby knows what it is like to be bullied. Growing up on the streets after being orphaned at a young age, he barely survived a beating from one of the local thugs when first learning how to live on his own and managed to do that only with the help of a stranger. Several years later as the husband of a rich socialite he once saved from drowning, he is again bullied into taking part in an assassination but is saved by a Mafia lieutenant who helps fake the deaths. Circumstantial evidence still fingers him for the crimes, however, and it is up to Deputy District Attorney Jim MacDonald to dig for the truth. His investigation as well as a past love relationship will propel him into a desperate fight for his life, the lives of several others involved in the case, and justice. Filled with intense violence, knife-edge suspense, and possibly one of the longest car chases in literary history, Carnahans book has many of the elements of a bestseller. The author could very well have a hit on his hands.

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