By Kostin, Sergei; Vetrov, Vladimir I.; Cauvin-Higgins, Catherine; Allen, Richard V.; Raynaud, Éric
1981. Ronald Reagan and François Mitterrand are sworn in as presidents of the Unites States and France, respectively. the stress because of Mitterrand’s French Communist help, even if, is straight away defused while he offers Reagan the Farewell file, a dossier he might later name “one of the best undercover agent circumstances of the 20th century.”
Vladimir Ippolitovitch Vetrov, a promising technical scholar, joins the KGB to paintings as a secret agent. Following a few murky incidents, even if, Vetrov is faraway from the sector and positioned at a table as an analyst. quickly, harassed via a bothered marriage and annoyed at a flailing occupation, Vetrov turns to alcohol. determined and wanting redemption, he deals his prone to the DST. therefore Agent Farewell is born. He makes use of his put up in the KGB to thieve and photocopy records of the USSR’s plans for the West—all less than Brezhnev’s nostril.
Probing extra into Vetrov’s mental profile than ever prior to, Kostin and Raynaud offer groundbreaking perception into the fellow whose existence helped hasten the autumn of the Communist Soviet Regime