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From the Publisher"...an engaging book that spotlights dozens of nefarious locations around the DC area such as the swingers' club downtown where a married KGB couple met high-level conquests to later blackmail."
"‘Undercover Washington,’ a look at the local spy scene by former Washington Post reporter and espionage expert Pamela Kessler"
"Learn about the life of a spy and follow some of history’s most infamous espionage agents in their travels and exploits around Washington, D.C."
"More spies come to Washington than any other city in the world-and surreptitious as they may be, they still leave their mark. Nobody knows the secret sites of Washington spy life better than Pamela Kessler. Her newly revised guide to the spots where spies lived, loved, and sometimes died is hot off the press, and Kessler will reveal her favorites-from Foxstone Park to the Hotel George. If you appreciate the art of dead drops, brush contacts, decrypts, and disinformation and want to know where they happened, when, and why, join us for this inside look at the spy capital, Washington, DC."
"A fine guide to the homes and hangouts of Washington’s spies."
"‘Undercover Washington’ by former Washington Post reporter Pamela Kessler takes readers on a guided tour of the spy capital of the world."
"In her new book out this summer, Washington author and espionage connoisseur Pamela Kessler identifies more than 70 drop sites, rendezvous sites, safe houses and secure government meeting places in and around the nation's capital where the spy game is played....As a summary of ‘Undercover Washington’ describes, diplomats, politicians, generals, scholars, secretaries, clerks, mistresses and wives have lied, contrived, connived, denied, cheated, blackmailed, seduced and betrayed -- and right under our noses."
"Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter, knows the regional espionage landscape and takes the reader on a guided tour of drops, safehouses, graveyards, mansions, museums, secure government offices and restaurants used for rendezvous in the Washington area....This is an ideal gift or personal reference manual."
"A fascinating tour guide to the homes and rendezvous points of Washington's most famous spies....Most of this information can't be found in the conventional guides to D.C….But with ‘Undercover Washington’ in hand, readers will learn quite a bit - and have great stories to tell."
"A fascinating book...An intriguing look into the often secret world of spies."
"Daily Book Pick" on Jim Agnew’s website www.jagnew.com
"An intriguing guide to the offbeat places in DC, Virginia and Maryland where famous spies lived and worked in the spy capital of the world."
"Washington is a city full of secrets, so this guide seems like the perfect combination of subject matter and place. The International Spy Museum and the FBI headquarters probably are the most open secret places. Otherwise, though, you're going to have to dig a little to find what you're looking for. This guide will help."
"Pamela Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter, has written a delightful, offbeat guide to the Capital, "Undercover Washington" that spotlights the many places where spies did their dirty work from the days of the Civil War to the Cold War....If you are an espionage buff, this book will take you on a tour of the Capital like no other."
"If...you appreciate the covert art of dead drops, brush contacts, decrypts, and disinformation, then Kessler’s 'Undercover Washington' will prove to be a real page-turner."