Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.
On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O'Hare International Airport and proceeded toward Customs and Immigration.
Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.
The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their owna young, ambitious East German agentinto the United States.
The plan succeeded, and the spy's new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years . . . until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.
Deep Undercover will reveal the secret life of this man without a country and tell the story no one ever expected him to tell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Barsky is a retired Information Technology executive with over thirty years of experience. Jack graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, New York. He also holds a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena Germany.
What makes Jack unique is the fact that he was born and raised in East Germany where he was recruited by the KGB. During the 1980s he spent ten years as an undercover illegal agent in the United States spying for the Soviet Union. Today he is a United States citizen whose life story was featured in May of 2015 on CBS 60 Minutes. His memoir Deep Undercover was released on March 21, 2017. The book has been translated into German, Swedish and Polish. Jack's story has received international attention with features on British, French, German, Polish, Turkish and Japanese TV. In the United States Jack has appeared on, among others, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Daily Show, A&E, and the Glenn Beck Program.
Rather than retiring to the golf course, Jack has embarked on his sixth career as an author, public speaker and blogger. To date he has given more than 100 lectures and presentations both across the United States and in Europe. Jack lives with his wife and eleven-year-old daughter in Covington, Georgia.
You may also contact Jack at Leadership Speakers Bureau to schedule him for speaking or leadership engagements.