You’ve heard of the Rosenbergs, but you’ve probably never heard of the Cohens, Morris and Lona, who pulled off a spectacular bit of Cold War espionage … then disappeared.
The story starts out with young, idealistic communists in the 1930s and comes to its first climax with the theft of blueprints for the atomic bomb.
As the Rosenbergs were rounded up for their spying (for a much smaller secret), the Cohens ran.
Soon, in England, Peter and Helen Kroger mysteriously showed up and start selling books. And stealing secrets.
Eventually they are caught, and thus ends the first great round of East vs. West.
This is a Cold War tale that’s riveting in it’s scope and detail. Carr weaves his tale with the everyday ins and outs of being a spy.
I received this book for review.