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The Spy Who Was Left Behind

Auteur(s): Michael Pullara
Narrateur(s): Michael Pullara
Durée: 12 h et 21 min
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The shocking true story of international intrigue involving the 1993 murder of CIA officer Freddie Woodruff by KGB agents and the extensive cover-up that followed in Washington and in Moscow.

On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency’s station chief in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Within hours, police had a suspect - a vodka-soaked village bumpkin named Anzor Sharmaidze. A tidy explanation quickly followed: It was a tragic accident. US diplomats hailed Georgia’s swift work, and both countries breathed a sigh of relief.

Yet the bullet that killed Woodruff was never found, and key witnesses have since retracted their testimony, saying they were beaten and forced to identify Sharmaidze. But if he didn’t do it, who did? Those who don’t buy the official explanation think the answer lies in the spy games that played out on Russia’s frontier following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Woodruff was an early actor in a dangerous drama. American spies were moving into newborn nations previously dominated by Soviet intelligence. Russia’s security apparatus, resentful and demoralized, was in turmoil, its nominal loyalty to a pro-Western course set by President Boris Yeltsin, shredded by hard-line spooks and generals who viewed the Americans as a menace.

At the time when Woodruff was stationed there, Georgia was a den of intrigue. It had a big Russian military base and was awash with former and not-so-former Soviet agents. Shortly before Woodruff was shot, veteran CIA Officer Aldrich Ames - who would soon be unmasked as a KGB mole - visited him on agency business. In short order, Woodruff would be dead and Ames, in prison for life. Buckle up, because The Spy Who Was Left Behind reveals the full-throttle, little-known thrilling tale. 

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©2018 Michael Pullara (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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This book was a boring and dull read. The way this narrative was told gave you no sense of interest to keep reading

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  • Blake Dahl
  • 2018-11-17

great book needs a hires narrator

fantastic book which reveals the truth of government coverups in the assassination of intelligence officers.i loved the story but the narrator spoke slowly and the volume of the recording was LOW, so it made listening sometimes difficult to hear. glad to see a fellow attorney going international to get justice

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  • Terry in Houston
  • 2019-02-23

Story ineresting-audible horrible

I like the story very well and hope to someday hear it all.
Unfortunately Audible's performance is so bad I may not ever get to the end. When I try to navigate I always end up at chapter 2. I cannot select a chapter under the chapter section. The only way I can move ahead is to play at 3.5 speed.

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