Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI

Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI


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Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI by Kaarlo Tuomi

In this memoir of espionage and deceit a Finnish American who had returned to the Soviet Union in 1933 tells of his recruitment by the KGB after service in World War II. Because Kaarlo Tuomi was born in Michigan he had the most prized possession Soviet espionage could ask for: a legitimate American passport and native fluency in English. Tuomi was trained and sent back to the United States in the late 1950s as a "sleeper" but he was quickly identified and "turned" by the FBI that was soon feeding him doctored intelligence to transmit to his KGB bosses. This is an amazing double agent story told by the protagonist in his own words. The book has an introduction by historian John E. Haynes, co-author, with Harvey Klehr, of Spies and many other books on espionage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936274550
Publisher: Enigma Books
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kaarlo Tuomi (Rudolph Robertovich Sastamoinen) was born in Michigan in 1916. The family moved back to Russia in 1933. He was in the Red Army in 1939-1946. He taught English until 1957, when the KGB sent him to the United States, where the FBI picked him up and turned him into a double agent. His family remained in Russia. Tuomi died in Lake Worth, Florida in March 1995.

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