Intrepid’s Last Case
"Applying his own deep knowledge and consummate skills as a researcher to the facts provided by Intrepid, (Bill Stevenson) has written an extraordinary chronicle of the widespread strategies employed by the Soviets to undermine every aspect of Western bureaucracy ... from their security services to the reputations of powerful and trusted agents".
---Major General Richard Rohmer
As masterful as A Man Called Intrepid and as tense as a first –rate spy thriller, Intrepid’s Last Case unfolds a world-class story of treachery, cover-up and betrayal.
In 1945 Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Embassy official, defected to Canada. With him he brought shattering information. Moscow had penetrated the ultra-secret Manhattan Project on the atom bomb, and a highly placed mole was undermining the most vital work of the British Secret Service.
Only the intervention of Sir William Stephenson, the spymaster code-named Intrepid, convinced the West of Gouzenko’s importance. In the teeth of official opposition, Intrepid maintained that Soviet double agents were in key positions inside the intelligence systems of the USA, Britain and Canada. Intrepid’s Last Case tells how, with his closest colleague accused of betrayal, Intrepid worked to clear his friend’s name and to expose the traitors.
Selected by The Book of the Month Club
A History Book Club Main Selection
From the critics:
“Pearls of wisdom from the Man Called Intrepid.”
---New York Times Book Review
“Reveals vastly more about the defection of secret agent Igor Gourzenko than has hitherto been published.
---John Barkham Reviews