Author: Howard Blum
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: Exactly what I want from narrative nonfiction – engaging, detailed, with even dialogue and emotions supported by primary sources.
“In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lampshere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb.” (source) Read more »