Code Name Blue Wren by Jim Popkin audiobook

Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Female Spy—and the Sister She Betrayed

By Jim Popkin
Read by Jim Popkin

Harlequin Audio, Hanover Square Press 9781335449887
10.41 Hours 1
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The incredible true story of Ana Montes, the most dangerous female spy in US history, drawing upon never-before-seen material and to be published upon her release from prison, for readers of Agent Sonya and A Woman of No Importance. Just days after September 11, the most dangerous female spy in American history was arrested by federal authorities. She wasn’t involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead, she was a high-level staff member at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Her name was Ana Montes, and she had spent seventeen years feeding American secrets to the Cuban government, who made a habit of selling US intel to the highest bidders—Russia, Venezuela and Iran. Ana grew up in a family of American military and government agents, and while even her own sister, Lucy, was in charge of tracking down Cuban spies, unbeknownst to Lucy, the most successful double agent shared Thanksgiving dinner with her. In Code Name Blue Wren, journalist Jim Popkin shares the fascinating story of Ana Montes and just how she came to be one of the most notorious suppliers of some of our nation’s biggest secrets. Readers will also gain an inside look into Lucy’s side of the story, as she worked for the FBI and struggled to find Ana in an operation code-named Blue Wren. Her sister’s offenses were so grave, she is called the most damaging female spy in history. With never-before-seen details of the operation and unprecedented access to key characters in the story, Jim Popkin has provided a propulsive account about betrayal, the clandestine world of espionage and two sisters who chose two very different paths.

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Summary

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The incredible true story of Ana Montes, the most dangerous female spy in US history, drawing upon never-before-seen material and to be published upon her release from prison, for readers of Agent Sonya and A Woman of No Importance.

Just days after September 11, the most dangerous female spy in American history was arrested by federal authorities. She wasn’t involved in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead, she was a high-level staff member at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Her name was Ana Montes, and she had spent seventeen years feeding American secrets to the Cuban government, who made a habit of selling US intel to the highest bidders—Russia, Venezuela and Iran. Ana grew up in a family of American military and government agents, and while even her own sister, Lucy, was in charge of tracking down Cuban spies, unbeknownst to Lucy, the most successful double agent shared Thanksgiving dinner with her.

In Code Name Blue Wren, journalist Jim Popkin shares the fascinating story of Ana Montes and just how she came to be one of the most notorious suppliers of some of our nation’s biggest secrets. Readers will also gain an inside look into Lucy’s side of the story, as she worked for the FBI and struggled to find Ana in an operation code-named Blue Wren. Her sister’s offenses were so grave, she is called the most damaging female spy in history.

With never-before-seen details of the operation and unprecedented access to key characters in the story, Jim Popkin has provided a propulsive account about betrayal, the clandestine world of espionage and two sisters who chose two very different paths.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This spy tale reads like a new season of Homeland—except this Ice Queen’s traitorous double life was entirely real. Jim Popkin takes us deep into a long-ignored story of an intel officer who went rogue, spilling US secrets to Cuba, endangering US operatives, and tricking presidents and her own sister at the FBI in the process.” Carol Leonnig, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter
“Code Name Blue Wren might be the most mesmerizing spy story I’ve ever read. It shows how a brilliant manipulator secretly working for the Cubans finagled her way deep into the US military—and the anguish of the friends and family she so easily conned. Jim Popkin captures the brutal realities of modern espionage. I couldn’t stop reading this.” Mark Leibovich, author of This Town

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 10.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English