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Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky

One decision can end everything . . . or lead to unlikely redemption. On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration. Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own—a young, ambitious East German agent—into the United States.T he plan succeeded, and the spy’s new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years . . . until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.

Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky is his memoir of his very interesting life of a spy for the KGB. Barsky does a very thorough job of detailing his childhood and adolescent experiences that led to him becoming a spy in the United States for Soviets. While I found the beginning of the book a bit slow moving, things certainly picked up once he was involved in his training and finally sent on a mission to the United States. And the story of how he got out of his commitment to the Soviets and eventually found true peace and satisfaction in God is a story not to be missed. This was a very interesting read into a job that very few people know anything about.


I was provided a complementary copy of this title by Tyndale House Publishers.

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