Veteran journalist and author Joseph C. Goulden offers a good review of Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War for the Washington Times.
A quiet but deadly game is constantly waged in Washington and environs between CIA and FBI officers and their Russian counterparts.
At first glance, John “Jack” Platt and Gennady Semyovich Vasilenko were an unlikely match. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Platt served a hitch in the Marines before joining the CIA. His daily western garb earned him the nickname “Cowboy.” A self-described third generation alcoholic, he knocked back 12 to 14 beers daily — plus nips of harder stuff — during a series of agency jobs.
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