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Product #: 8117
6 x 9
Pub Date: 06/01/2012
Published by Camel Press, distributed by Aftershocks Media
It is 1972, and the Soviet Union has succeeded in planting a mole in the top echelons of the Central Intelligence Agency. Three years earlier, CIA officer Chris Holbeck took part in a failed mission to engineer the defection of a Soviet KGB officer who may know the mole’s identity. His name is Sasha Plotkin. When they were both stationed in Stockholm, Sweden, Chris and Sasha connected on a personal level. Then, on the day of the Soviet agent’s defection, Sasha was a no-show. Chris would soon discover the full extent of Sasha Plotkin’s deceit. Now Sasha has resurfaced and wishes to make another attempt to defect. Despite the risk to his life and his marriage, Chris answers the call of duty. If Chris succeeds in transporting Sasha to the United States—will the Soviet agent reveal the true identity of the mole? One thing is certain: the lives of the two men will be forever changed.
“Vaughn Sherman writes with a depth and authenticity that remind me of John le Carré. I was lured into the story from the first page. Fantastic!”
--—Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of Saint’s Gate
"Sasha Plotkin's Deceit is a riveting pick for lovers of espionage fiction, highly recommended."
----Midwest Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vaughn Sherman's career as a fisheries biologist was cut short when he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency. He served long assignments in the Far East and Europe before doing a short tour in Vietnam. After taking early retirement Vaughn became involved in numerous community activities, mostly involving the governance of non-profit agencies and community colleges. In addition to Sasha's Plotkin's Deceit, he has written the memoir of a northwest mariner titled An Uncommon Life (1988). He has also published three books dealing with the management of non-profits. You can find Vaughn on the Web at www.vaughnsherman.com.