How to catch a Russian spy : the true story of an American civilian turned double agent
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New York : Scribner, 2015.
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
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The fascinating story of a young American amateur who helped the FBI bust a Russian spy in New York--named the Funniest Book of the Year by The Washington Post , sold in ten countries, and to be a major motion picture for 20th Century Fox. For three nerve-wracking years, Naveed Jamali spied on America for the Russians, trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, selling out his own beloved country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Or so the Russians believed. In fact, this young American civilian was a covert double agent working with the FBI. The Cold War wasn't really over. It had just gone high-tech. How to Catch a Russian Spy is the one-of-a-kind story of how one young man's post-college adventure became a real-life US counter-intelligence coup. He had no previous counter-espionage experience. Everything he knew about undercover work, he'd learned from Miami Vice and Magnum P.I. reruns and movies like Ronin, Spy Game , and anything with Bond or Bourne in the title. And yet, hoping to gain experience to become a Navy intelligence officer, he convinced the FBI and the Russians they could trust him. With charm, cunning, and a big load of naiveté, he matched wits with a veteran Russian military-intelligence officer who was recruiting spies on American soil, out-maneuvering the Russian spy and his secret-hungry superiors. Along the way, Jamali and his FBI handlers cast a rare light on espionage activities at the Russian Mission to the United Nations in New York and earned a solid US win in the escalating hostilities between Moscow and Washington. Now, Jamali reveals the whole engaging story behind his double-agent adventure--from coded signals on Craigslist to the Russian spy's propensity for Hooters' Buffalo wings. Cinematic, news-breaking, and "hilarious" ( The Washington Post ), How to Catch a Russian Spy is an armchair spy fantasy brought to life. Film rights sold to 20th Century Fox for director Marc Webb ( The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer ).
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"In 2008, almost two decades after the Cold War was officially consigned to the history books, an average American guy in his twenties helped to bring down a top Russian spy based at the United Nations. This American had no formal espionage training. Everything he knew about spying he'd learned from books, movies, video games, and TV. And yet, with the help of an initially reluctant FBI duo, he ended up at the center of a highly successful counterintelligence operation that targeted Russian espionage in America"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jamali, N., & Henican, E. (2015). How to catch a Russian spy: the true story of an American civilian turned double agent. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jamali, Naveed and Ellis, Henican. 2015. How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent. New York: Scribner.

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Jamali, Naveed and Ellis, Henican, How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent. New York: Scribner, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jamali, Naveed,, and Ellis Henican. How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2015. Print.

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