"In Ruse, a self-described 'maverick freelancer' who worked nearly a decade for FBI counterintelligence has spun an irreverent and timely tale of international intrigue and deception. Robert Eringer's adventuresinclude his unsuccessful attempt to lure CIA defector Edward Lee Howard out of Moscow to face American justice. Instead, he encounters a dysfunctional federal bureaucracy that fails to act before Howard dies--or was killed--in Vladimir Putin's Russia. It's a story that Eringer suggests holds some intelligence lessons for September 11, 2001."—Don Bohning, author of The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba, 1959-1965
"Ruse encompasses both the unique mind-set of intelligence officers and their lexicon. Eringer's true-life account offers first-hand insights into their communication, thought process, and terminology. Truly an insider's book!"—Robert Burton, bounty hunter and author of Top Secret: The Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence
“Like juicy tales you hear from someone sitting at a seedy bar on a lazy afternoon…Its plot as intriguing as a James Bond movie and its style as straightforward as journalism.”—Santa Barbara News-Press
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"Fast-paced, absorbing, and a must-read for anyone with an interest in espionage."—Santa Barbara Independent
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About the Author
Robert Eringer has had a wide-ranging career as a private intelligence consultant, undercover operative, journalist, novelist, editor, and literary agent. Before going undercover for the FBI, he was an investigative reporter, once infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. Since parting with the Bureau, Eringer has created and directed an intelligence service for Prince Albert II of Monaco. He divides his time among London, Monte Carlo, Washington, D.C., and Santa Barbara. His website is www.roberteringer.com.