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The Spy Who Was Left Behind: Russia, the United States, and the True Story of the Betrayal and Assassination of a CIA Agent by [Michael Pullara]

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A trial lawyer by training, Michael Pullara has pursued the case of Freddie Woodruff for more than ten years. He lives in Texas. The Spy Who Was Left Behind is his first book.

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"Against great odds and motivated by nothing more than a sense of justice, Michael Pullara sets a standard for idealistic attorneys to strive for." --The New York Journal of Books

"The most comprehensive and exhaustive account to date of what really happened to Freddie Woodruff and why. He has done this with aplomb, utilizing his trial lawyer and analytical and networking skills to piece together a detailed and very readable play-by-play account of his quest for the truth." --The Cipher Brief

"To offer too much about Pullara's incredible investigation would rob a reader of the taut tension that runs through the book. The Spy Who Was Left Behind moves at the pace of a fiction thriller." - Houston Chronicle

"For 10 years, lawyer Pullara pursued the mysterious 1993 murder of diplomat and CIA agent Freddie Woodruff in the Soviet Republic of Georgia. In his first book, he vividly unspools his findings. Pullara does a fine job of sleuthing to get at what he believes is the truth. A highly detailed, engrossing work that incorporates a history of fledgling Georgia amid the author's well-demonstrated 'passion for mysteries...[and] memory for trivia.'" --Kirkus Reviews

"Michael Pullara has spent more than a decade in his quest to explain why and how CIA officer Freddie Woodruff was murdered. As a 26-year veteran of the CIA, and trained operations officer, I believe he is as close to the truth of what happened as any human is likely to get. He has produced a masterwork that covers nearly every possible aspect of this troubling case. This is a remarkable book that is at once humanitarian, scholarly, and deeply patriotic." --G.L. Lamborn, author of Arms of Little Value: The Challenge of Insurgency and Global Instability in the Twenty-First Century

"This book shines light where the U.S. government has maintained darkness. Freddie Woodruff was my boss in the CIA. After his murder, it didn't take very long for me and the FBI agents investigating to figure out there'd been a cover-up, with the key evidence stolen. In a post-truth era, we need a lot more fearless writers like Michael Pullara." --Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil, The Devil We Know, and The Perfect Kill --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Anything but a spy story...
Reviewed in Germany on 21 January 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars An odyssey of international espionage
Reviewed in the United States on 19 November 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars An very interesting case but too much speculation...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder mystery wrapped in international espionage
Reviewed in the United States on 14 November 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Story
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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a read!! Gripping, insightful, thrilling, a spy-legal-memior who-done-it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story and It Is All True!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truth is more intriguing than fiction!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first person account of a chilling asassination by a sovereign state
Reviewed in the United States on 26 November 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars More abou the author than the murder
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the effort
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for my dad
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing tale
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reads like fiction
Reviewed in the United States on 27 December 2019
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