Boris and Natasha: Call Home

With the KGB undergoing intensive glasnost therapy, some American officials were expecting a windfall of revelations about corruption and betrayal from disillusioned KGB operatives stranded in the U.S. Guess again. Instead of defecting or cooking up tell-all book proposals, the Soviet spymasters go on meeting pigeons on shadowy corners and scheming to pry U.S. secrets out of American diplomats and military personnel. Until they know who's running things back home, says a senior U.S. official, the secret agents seem determined to go on "doing their thing, just like they always have."

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