Espionage Top Hat

Knocked Off Moscow discloses the capture of a master spy

By all accounts, Donald F. was a first-class spy. For nearly 30 years, the well-placed Soviet diplomat was said to have fed precious secrets about his nation's defense to the U.S., making him one of the intelligence community's most valued assets. He used all the tricks: cipher pads, invisible ink, dead- letter drops in Moscow's Gorky Park, coded advertisements in the New York Times. Never short on chutzpah, he even transmitted radio messages to the U.S. embassy in Moscow from a passing trolley bus. Though Soviet agents reportedly suspected his disloyalty for years, he repeatedly managed to wriggle out of trouble....