Spies in the Family

Spies in the Family

An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

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"The true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War, told from the first-person perspective of Eva Dillon, the daughter of one of these spies. With impeccable insider access to both families as well as CIA officers, Dillon offers a riveting true-life spy thriller told in the tradition of a family memoir"--Provided by publisher. Summer, 1975. Dillon's family was living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. He was handling the CIA's highest-ranking double agent-- Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov, a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. At the height of the Cold War, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. The collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Now Dillon provides an insider look at two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted until the devastating final days of their lives
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062385901
Branch Call Number: 327.12092 Dillon 2017
Characteristics: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 02, 2017

Wow--am amazed at how the story of the two families totally engaged me. Usually it takes me several weeks to read a nonfiction book, but I got through this one in a few days. Am amazed at the raw courage and rock hard commitment of the two antagonist spies. Part of why it captured me is because I've lived through the time periods covered, so it all seemed so personal. Thank you, Eva Dillon, for writing this outstanding documentary!

Aug 18, 2017

A great read.


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