BOOK REVIEW: 'Best of Enemies' by Gus Russo and Erick Dezenhall - Washington TimesThe goal is to persuade the adversary to switch sides in the age-old game of spying. How often do such overtures succeed? Such secrets are safely sequestered in vaults. That such contests could evolve into friendship is perhaps unspeakable. But at hand is a truly remarkable account of one such bonding, with an outcome of international significance — a highly readable work that is headed for Hollywood.
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Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall - Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War
When Jack Platt, a maverick C. But neither betrayed his country. Instead they embarked on a deep friendship that crossed cultures, borders and ideologies, one for which Vasilenko would eventually pay a terrible price. Both men loved the tools of their trade, especially guns and drinking. And it was guns that would cement their friendship. One weekend in , Platt picked up Vasilenko and the two drove deep into the Maryland woods.
Thank you! When the Soviet Union collapsed, his American connections enabled him to pursue business opportunities with Platt, as did many ex—Russian spies. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again. Be the first to discover new talent!
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But rather than following a plot of betrayal and treason, the story of Jack Platt and Gennady Vasilenko turned into the tale of an unlikely friendship. If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book , you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone or through our website. If you purchase a book and ticket package for one of our co-sponsored events held outside of the store but are unable to attend, we will hold the book at our store for up to six months. If you are unable to pick up the book, please call us to arrange shipping. Although we will make every effort, we cannot guarantee the book will be signed by the author for those customers unable to attend the event.