Betrayal in Berlin is the heart pounding, true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West’s greatest espionage operations of the Cold War—and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it. Steve Vogel vividly recreates post-war Berlin, a scarred, shadowy snake pit with thousands of spies and innumerable cover stories. Drawing upon years of archival research, secret documents, and rare interviews with Blake himself, Vogel has crafted a true-life spy story as thrilling as the novels of John le Carré and Len Deighton.
Steve Vogel is a veteran journalist who reported for the Washington Post for more than two decades, writing frequently about the military. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as military operations in Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans. His previous books include Through The Perilous Fight, about the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the story behind “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and The Pentagon, a history of the building from its creation in World War II through the 9/11 attack.