Friday, February 1, 2008
Here's an interesting piece about a former Soviet intelligence officer who is promoting a book about his experiences as an operative in the U.S. and Canada. Pete Earley wrote Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War about Sergei Tretyakov's work in the U.S. and Canada. But the publisher, G. P. Putnam's Sons, says it will not longer sell the book in Canada, because of "legal issues." Some former Canadian officials object to statements in the book, saying they are unreliable. Said one, "I think it should be put in the fiction or fantasy section of book stores." Read more in this Globe and Mail story.