In the aftermath of the Cold War, American intelligence caught three high-profile Russian spies: Aldrich Ames, Edward Lee Howard, and Robert Hanssen. However, rumors have long swirled of another mole, one perhaps more damaging than all the others combined. Whether real, imagined, or an ingenious Russian ruse, this shadow is often referred to as the Fourth Man.
Join International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Dr. Andrew Hammond in conversation with New York Times bestselling author and former CIA operative Robert Baer for a discussion of his new book The Fourth Man: The Hunt for a KGB Spy at the Top of the CIA and the Rise of Putin's Russia. Baer and Hammond will take you inside a cat-and-mouse game worthy of a le Carré novel. Meet the mole hunters--three women, pioneering counterintelligence veterans, tasked with investigating whether the CIA had another internal turncoat after Ames’s arrest and the intriguing characters they encountered as sources and suspects. Find out why Baer contends that this thrilling chase had profound implications for the future of America, Russia, and the rise of Vladimir Putin.
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