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Code name Blue Wren : the true story of America's most dangerous female spy--and the sister she betrayed / Jim Popkin.

Popkin, Jim, (author.).


"Like spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen before her, Ana Montes blindsided her colleagues with brazen acts of treason. For nearly 17 years, Montes succeeded in two high-stress jobs. By day, she was one of the government's top Cuba experts, a buttoned-down GS-14 with shockingly easy access to classified documents. By night, she was on the clock for Fidel Castro, listening to coded messages over shortwave radio, passing US secrets to handlers in local restaurants, and slipping into Havana wearing a wig. In Code Name Blue Wren, investigative journalist Jim Popkin weaves the tale of two sisters who chose two very different paths, plus the unsung heroes who had to fight to bring Ana to justice"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781335449887
  • ISBN: 1335449884
  • Physical Description: 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-337) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The world's worst sorority -- Topeka -- The hothouse -- Stevie Wonder and chocolate chip cookies -- The cauldron -- "Our native land calls to us" -- "A sense of moral outrage" -- "A rich array of targets" -- Headed for a collision -- Destination Havana -- Miami vice -- A warrior monk deep within the bureaucracy -- Death of a green beret -- Surrounded -- A meteoric rise -- Spying gets lonely -- Royal flush -- The Kmart security guard -- The interview -- "One of the most damaging spies" -- Bottoming out -- "A limited capacity" -- The seventh floor -- La otra -- McCoy -- Warming up the ice queen -- Grip and grin -- Scott and Gator -- "We're going to war" -- Full field -- Confiding in Robert Hanssen -- Snuck in like ninjas -- A manatí farewell -- Out of time -- The immaculate confession -- Your sister is a spy -- "All the world is one country" -- Escape to Sweden -- "A psychological hell" -- "You are a coward" -- Release.
Subject: Montes, Ana Belen.
Spies > Cuba > Biography.
Moles (Spies) > Biography.
United States. Defense Intelligence Agency > Officials and employees > Biography.
Espionage, Cuban > History > 20th century.
Espionage, Cuban > History > 21st century.
United States. Defense Intelligence Agency.
TRUE CRIME / Espionage.
HISTORY / Women.
Montes, Ana Belen.
United States. Defense Intelligence Agency.
Espionage, Cuban.
Moles (Spies)
Genre: Biography.
True crime stories.
True crime stories.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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