Tower of Secrets: A Real Life Spy Thriller

Victor Sheymov, Author US Naval Institute Press $26.95 (420p) ISBN 978-1-55750-764-8
Sheymov was a senior manager and troubleshooter in the communications division of the KGB, a position affording him a comprehensive overview of the organization. In this suspenseful third-person narrative, he reveals how he was recruited and trained, gives details of his most interesting assignments and describes the gradual disillusionment that led to his defection. How, in 1980, the CIA smuggled him out of the Soviet Union with his wife and five-year-old daughter into the United States forms the core of this exciting story. The KGB, fooled into thinking Sheymov was dead, did not learn of his defection for 10 years. The KGB, he maintains, has not been disbanded, but, rather, has increased operations under President Boris Yeltsin. Sheymov became a U.S. citizen in 1985 and works as a business consultant. Photos. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1999
Release date: 03/01/1999
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Mass Market Paperbound - 538 pages - 978-0-06-100832-0
Paperback - 440 pages - 978-0-9858930-5-7
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