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The Flight of the Falcon
     

The Flight of the Falcon

by Robert Robert lindsey
 

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Christopher John Boyce was a son of affluence and privilege whose disaffection with America led him to sell to the Soviets sophisticated and highly secret spy-satellite information. Eventually uncovered and arrested, Boyce was convicted of espionage in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 1977, and sentenced to forty years in a maximum-security federal penitentiary.

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Christopher John Boyce was a son of affluence and privilege whose disaffection with America led him to sell to the Soviets sophisticated and highly secret spy-satellite information. Eventually uncovered and arrested, Boyce was convicted of espionage in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 1977, and sentenced to forty years in a maximum-security federal penitentiary. Soon after his imprisonment, Boyce - the man prosecutors said had done more harm to the security of the United States than any Soviet agents since the Rosenbergs - escaped. Scores of FBI agents and U.S. Marshals sifted through hundreds of false leads in their search for Boyce. They traveled countless miles back and forth across America, to South Africa, through the isolated jungles of Central America. They were called on the carpet by Congressional committees for the often-publicized and embarrassing lack of results. The Flight of the Falcon is a thrilling chase and suspense story, and a finely wrought character of the metamorphosis of an idealistic young man into a coarse and criminal fugitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671451592
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
10/25/1983
Pages:
249

Meet the Author

ROBERT LINDSEY is the author of several books, including The Falcon and the Snowman (page 126), the story of Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee, who were both convicted of selling information to the Soviets. He worked as a reporter and editor at the San Jose Mercury-News and The New York Times, and also served as the Los Angeles bureau chief for The Times.

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