cover image Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA

Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA

Edward Jay Epstein / Author Simon & Schuster $19.45 (0p) ISBN

Epstein ( Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald ) delves deep into the wheels-within-wheels of superpower intelligence and counterintelligence, showing ways in which the CIA and the KGB have been ``provoked, seduced, lured into false trails, blinded, and turned into unwitting agents.'' Readers will find new information here on a multitude of subjects: programs involving CIA-written books published under defectors' names; the story of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected in 1963 and was ``at the heart of everything that happened at the CIA for a decade''; and the theories of James Angleton, the former CIA chief of counterintelligence, on the hidden motives of KGB super-mole Kim Philby. The book concludes with an ominously plausible argument that Gorbachev's glasnost is merely the sixth phase in a grand strategy of Soviet deception conceived soon after the Bolshevik Revolution. Highly recommended. (May)