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Book Review: The Billion Dollar Spy 📚

I’ve always loved espionage, and I was excited to pick up this well-reviewed book. Unfortunately, I found the content mostly dry for at least 85% of the book. I can’t put my finger on where it all went wrong, perhaps it was the rote blow-by-blow storytelling.

Setting aside the presentation, the story of Adolf Tolkachev is one of the incredible stories of the Cold War. From the heart of the Soviet Union, Tolkachev risked everything to share secrets with the United States that guaranteed our technical dominance for decades. For his bravery, Tolkachev paid with his life.

This is a story worth hearing, but not from this book.

Would I recommend: NO

ISBN: 978-0345805973

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