By Edward Lucas
From the seize of Sidney Reilly, the "Ace of Spies," through Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925 to the deportation from the U.S. of Anna Chapman, the "Redhead lower than the Bed," in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for almost a century. Edward Lucas persuasively demonstrates that "for lots of the previous a long time, the Kremlin's spymasters have run jewelry round their Western adversaries"―and proceed to take action good after the chilly conflict ended. Lucas unearths unknown triumphs and mess ups of Western intelligence, delivering the heritage for the recent global of commercial and political espionage. as soon as the hazard from Moscow used to be foreign communism; now it comes from the siloviki, Russia's ruthless "men of power." "The outcome," argues Lucas, "will be certain no matter if the West brings Russia towards its criteria of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or no matter if Russia will form the West's destiny as we accommodate (or even undertake) the authoritarian crony capitalism that's the Moscow regime's hallmark."