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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Blum Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9780062798657
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The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles the incredible true story of a critical, recently declassified counterintelligence mission and two remarkable agents whose story has been called “the greatest secret of the Cold War.”

In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lampshere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb.

Opposites in nearly every way, Lampshere and Gardner relentlessly followed a trail of clues that helped them identify and take down these Reds one by one, including Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. But at the center of this spy ring, seemingly beyond the American agents’ grasp, was the mysterious master spy who pulled the strings of the KGB’s extensive campaign, dubbed Operation Enormoz by Russian Intelligence headquarters. Lampshere and Gardner began to suspect that a mole buried deep in the American intelligence community was feeding Moscow Center information on Venona. They raced to unmask the traitor and prevent the Soviets from fulfilling Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s threat: “We shall bury you!”

A breathtaking chapter of American history and a page-turning mystery that plays out against the tense, life-and-death gamesmanship of the Cold War, this twisting thriller begins at the end of World War II and leads all the way to the execution of the Rosenbergs—a result that haunted both Gardner and Lampshere to the end of their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating…Reading more like a suspense novel than history, Blum’s account brings an unsung heroine to vivid life…Well documented.”

    Kirkus Reviews on The Last Goodnight

  • “Skillfully researched and entertainingly written…A provocative biography.”

    Library Journal on The Last Goodnight

  • “Scrupulously researched…Blum successfully delineates the social forces in play at the time and conveys the irresistible magnetism that turned a young woman into a world-class spy.”

    Publishers Weekly on The Last Goodnight

  • “Taut and well-crafted—of great interest to students of spydom and the early Cold War.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “I stood in the vestibule of the enemy’s house, having entered by stealth…I had no idea where the corridors in the KGB’s edifice would take us, or what we would find when we reached the end of the search—but the keys were ours, and we were determined to use them.”

    FBI Counterintelligence Supervisor Bob Lamphere

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About the Author
Author Howard Blum

Howard Blum started his career as a reporter for the New York Times. While he still writes nonfiction, he is more focused on writing books that are driven by characters and sustained narrative. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.