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.