The true story of Ana Montes, the most damaging female spy in US history, drawing upon never-before-seen material and to be published upon her release from prison. Investigative journalist Jim Popkin weaves the tale of two sisters who chose two very different paths, plus the unsung heroes who had to fight to bring Ana to justice.
A portrait emerges of a complicated, narcissistic, tightly wound woman who excelled at her day job ... Such a buttoned-down subject could have proved boring, but the ins and outs of spycraft... and the interagency fighting that surrounded the Montes espionage case are fascinating and sometimes humorous reading.
Popkin delivers a gripping account of her routine, which lacked the fireworks of a Hollywood spy story but contained plenty of stress ... Popkin writes a fascinating account of the months before her arrest ... An entertaining story of cunning espionage.