New York: Random House, 1988. Book club edition. A riveting look at the case of Edward Lee Howard, who worked for the CIA and defected to the Soviet Union in 1985. Two years later, Howard secretly met in Budapest with the author, David Wise, to tell his version of events. Octavo, 288 pages. Good only, with foxing of page edges, bumped corners, some rubbing to the boards, and a previous owner's embossed seal on the front end paper. The dust jacket is rubbed on both panels and on the spine. Item #693
If anyone can unravel a spy case, it's journalist David Wise, who is one of the most authoritative writers about the world of espionage. As for Howard, he died under mysterious circumstances at his Russian dacha in 2002. He was 50 years old.