The Fourth Man: Russia


For the first time ever, New York Times bestselling author and former CIA operative Robert Baer tells the explosive story of how insiders believe a KGB mole rose to the highest ranks of the CIA.

One of the most accomplished agents in CIA history, Robert Baer was played by George Clooney in the film Syriana and is now regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on security and the Middle East.

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He joins us to tell a thrilling true story of Russian espionage and American intelligence – with profound implications for the rise of Vladimir Putin and international relations with Russia.

In the aftermath of the Cold War, US intelligence caught three high-profile Russian spies. However, these arrests left major questions unanswered, and rumours have long swirled of another mole, often referred to as the Fourth Man.

Three pioneering female veterans of counterintelligence were tasked with unearthing him. With steadfast determination and expertise, they came to a shocking conclusion, one which had, and continues to harbour, dramatic consequences for American security. Offering a shocking new explanation for the rise of Putin’s Russia and the deteriorating relations between East and West, this is an unmissable livestream event not only for anyone concerned with the world in our time.


The explosive, never-before-told story of the thrilling hunt for a KGB spy in the top ranks of the CIA, revealing how spies blinded the US to the rise of Putin and Russia's dangerous future, from New York Times bestselling author and former CIA officer Robert Baer

We think we know all the Cold War's greatest spy stories. The tales of America's greatest traitors have been told over and over. However, the biggest story of them all remains untold--until now. Rumors have long swirled of another mole in American intelligence, one perhaps more damaging than all the others combined. Perhaps the greatest traitor in American history, perhaps a Russian ruse to tear the CIA apart, or perhaps nothing more than a bogeyman, he is often referred to as the Fourth Man.

Blowing the lid off the biggest spy story in decades, Robert Baer tells the full, gripping story for the first time. After arrest of KGB spy Aldrich Ames, the CIA launched another investigation to make sure there wasn't another double agent in its ranks. Led by three of the CIA's best spy hunters, women who devoted their lives to counterintelligence, its existence was known only to a few. They began methodically investigating their own bosses and colleagues, turning up loose threads, suspicious activity, and shocking intelligence from the CIA's best Russian asset. In the end, they came to a startling conclusion that, whether true or not, would shake American intelligence to its core, setting the stage for a cat-and-mouse game with enormous geopolitical stakes. Spies and moles may seem like bygone cold war history, but with Russia again a misunderstood belligerent power, the skeletons America would rather keep hidden are emerging, and as Robert Baer shows in this thrilling masterwork of investigative reporting, they matter as much now as ever.

Robert Baer

Former CIA operative and Security Analyst for CNN

Robert Baer is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history and a winner of the Career Intelligence Medal. Security Analyst for CNN, he is considered one of the world’s most foremost authorities on the Middle East and had contributed to TIME, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including See No Evil – which was adapted into the acclaimed film Syriana, earning George C looney an Academy Award for his portrayal of Baer – and, most recently, The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins.


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