Espionage: The Spy Who Broke & Told

One day last fall, Railroad Switchman Lyman Mintkenbaugh of Castro Valley, Calif., got a call from his brother James, 46, an Arlington, Va., real estate salesman who had recently come West and moved into a mountain retreat at Arnold, Calif.

"James was having one of his mood fits," Lyman recalled last week, "and had to go off and be by himself. But I figured I'd better get up there because he said he might do something drastic if he couldn't talk to someone." What James wanted to talk about, it turned out, was his twelve years as a Russian...

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