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Author Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit, author.

Title The spy who couldn't spell : a dyslexic traitor, an unbreakable code, and the FBI's hunt for America's stolen secrets / Yudhijit Bhattacharjee.

Publication Info. New York, NY : New American Library, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 REGAN,B BHA    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 REGAN,B BHA    Available
Description 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary "Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as the "Spy Who Couldn't Spell." In December 2000, FBI special agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C, office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters offering to sell classified United States intelligence from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate. The offer and the threat were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about US reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Routing out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced, true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Regan, Brian, 1962-
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Espionage, American -- History -- 21st century.
Dyslexics -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States. National Reconnaissance Office.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Genre/Form Biographies.
True crime stories.
ISBN 9781592409006 (hardback)
1592409008 (hardback)

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