David E. Hoffman is a contributing editor at The Washington Post and a correspondent for PBS's flagship investigative series, Frontline. He is the author of The Dead Hand (Icon, 2011), about the end of the Cold War arms race, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his wife in Maryland.
'So gripping at times it reads like spy fiction' * Los Angeles Times * `A fabulous read that also provides chilling insights into the Cold War spy game between Washington and Moscow that has erupted anew under Vladimir Putin.' -- Michael Dobbs, author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War `A gripping story of courage, professionalism, and betrayal in the secret world.' -- Rodric Braithwaite, British Ambassador in Moscow, 1988-1992 'The Pulitzer prizewinning American journalist David E Hoffman has had access to CIA files and the result is an astonishingly detailed picture of espionage in the 1980s, written with pacey journalistic verve and an eerily contemporary feel.' -- Ben Macinytre * The Times * 'Essential reading for anyone who wants to know how the spy mind works.' -- Ben Macintyre `One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.' Washington Post