Espionage: The Defector

Twice weekly in Geneva's Palais des Nations, a stocky, dark-haired Russian named Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko took his seat among the other secretaries, clerks, aides and technicians in the Soviet delegation at the 17-nation disarmament conference. But though Nosenko was billeted with other low-ranking Soviet staffers in Geneva's Hotel Rex, it was obvious that he enjoyed special status. He roomed alone, spoke fluent English, had a different work schedule from that of his colleagues, often came home alone late at night after all the others were in. The reason was that, unknown to his fellow delegates, Nosenko's specialty was espionage....

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