John Watkins was the Canadian ambassador to the Soviet Union until
his death on October 12, 1964 from a heart attack. That's the
official story, anyway. But in 1982, author Ian
Adams made a startling discovery: the name on the death
certificate was not Watkins' own; instead, it belonged to an RCMP
officer! Agent of Influence is a gripping
true story of espionage, backroom dealing, and CIA involvement. It
is a story that, even now, remains highly controversial.