Agent of Influence: A True Story

by Ian Adams

Stoddart Publishing | May 1, 2001 | Trade Paperback

Agent of Influence: A True Story is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
The official story is that John Watkins, Canadian ambassador to the Soviet Union, died of a heart attack on the evening of October 12, 1964, while at dinner with friends in Montreal. But this story began to unravel in 1982 when Adams discovered, deep in the Montreal archives, the name of an RCMP intelligence officer on the ambassador's death certificate. Years of investigation led him to the CIA, whose operations in Canada during the Cold War years were focused not only on Watkins but on the prime minister himself.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: May 1, 2001

Publisher: Stoddart Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0773761152

ISBN - 13: 9780773761155

Found in: Espionage, Espionage, History

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from our RCMP Our society has much to thank for the work of people like Ian Adams. Without whom, naive and complacent that we often are, we might not be exposed to the questionable behavior of governments such as those which are fascinatingly and skillfully wrought in “Agent of Influence”. A great read.
Date published: 1999-06-21

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Agent of Influence: A True Story

by Ian Adams

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: May 1, 2001

Publisher: Stoddart Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0773761152

ISBN - 13: 9780773761155

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The official story is that John Watkins, Canadian ambassador to the Soviet Union, died of a heart attack on the evening of October 12, 1964, while at dinner with friends in Montreal. But this story began to unravel in 1982 when Adams discovered, deep in the Montreal archives, the name of an RCMP intelligence officer on the ambassador's death certificate. Years of investigation led him to the CIA, whose operations in Canada during the Cold War years were focused not only on Watkins but on the prime minister himself.

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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.

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