America at Night: The True Story of Two Rogue CIA Operatives, Homeland Security Failures,Dirty Money, and a Plot to Steal the 2004 U.S. PresidentialElection- by theFormer Intelliby Larry J. Kolb
Robert Sensi speaks five languages and can melt into a crowd with unmatched ease. He has worked for the CIA, and the Republican National
The shocking true story of two former CIA operatives and their elaborate scheme involving Al Qaeda, multimillion dollar deals, and an attempt to subvert the US presidential election-by the man who foiled their plan.
Robert Sensi speaks five languages and can melt into a crowd with unmatched ease. He has worked for the CIA, and the Republican National Committee, and, as cover, for Kuwait Airways and the Kuwaiti royal family. He has also served time in federal prison, twice, for embezzlement and fraud. But when the Department of Homeland Security wants insight into just what Sensi is doing in the middle of a highly-sensitive national security case, about the only information on Sensi the US government can find in its own files is that he once worked for the CIA.
Richard Hirschfeld was recruited to work for the CIA by Sensi, but puts Sensi to shame in the clandestine arts. In the seventies, Hirschfeld duped investors out of millions of dollars by setting up a phony bank. In the eighties, his business partner died in mysterious circumstances, benefiting Hirschfeld to the tune of $5 million; he allegedly stole a $12 million pay-off from Ferdinand Marcos intended for Ronald Reagan; and he came within a whisker of conning the U.S. Senate out of $50 million. Hirschfeld, like Sensi, had extensive connections to the Republican Party elite, even after he too spent time in federal prison, for tax evasion and conspiracy.
Enter one-time spy, Larry Kolb. When a high official of the Department of Homeland Security informs him that Sensi and Hirschfeld have been working together smuggling billionaire Russian mafiosos into the United States, and that, even more concerning, they are at the center of an investigation involving money laundering and the funding of Al Qaeda, it takes Kolb to solve the case, orchestrate Hirschfeld's spectacular capture, and connect the dots, suddenly realizing that he's on to the biggest possible con with the highest political stakes.
America at Night reads like a thriller, but the story is entirely true and extensively documented. Kolb shows us exactly how one well-informed individual did what all of our security agencies could not, or would not, do: Follow the trail of two brilliant covert political operatives through a labyrinth of disguised identities and dark crimes, exposing danger and corruption at the highest levels.
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America At Night reads like a thriller, but the story is true and extensively documented. Kolb shows us how one well-informed individual did what all of our security agencies could not: trail two brilliant covert political operatives through a labyrinth of disguised identities and dark crimes to expose corruption at the highest levels.
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