The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia
It is always shocking to learn why people who are trained to protect their homeland end up hurting the nation. One such unlikely conspirator, Harold James “Jim” Nicholson, was extremely smart, highly skilled, and greatly respected at the CIA. Yet, Nicholson felt betrayed by the agency when his personal life was about to collapse. In his trademark long-form style, investigative reporter Bryan Denson reveals how Nicholson’s contacts with his Russian counterparts eventually led to the selling of top secrets to Russia’s spy agency for the sum of $300,000.
When the CIA and the FBI brought down the mole at the headquarters and imprisoned the deeply conflicted spy trainer, it all seemed to be over. At least until Nicholson, while still in prison, managed to recruit his son Nathan to pass on more secrets to Moscow.
- How did Jim Nicholson manage to ride above the system that was supposed to prevent information leaks?
- Why did Nicholson betray the United States and offered intelligence to Russian agents?
- How did the father-son duo manage to circumvent the system of checks and balance for a second time?
- Why did Nathan feel compelled to help his father Jim?
- Insights into the work of the CIA, FBI, KGB, SVR, and FSB