Seven years ago, newspapers across America called it "the espionage case of the century." While serving a security guard at the American Embassy, Sgt. Clayton Lonetree, a Native American marine, fell in love with a beautiful Russian woman and was recruited by a KGB officer posing as her "Uncle Sasha" to become a spy for the Soviet Union. The "sex-for-Secrets Marine Spy Scandal," as it was called by the press, had all the elements of a great novel...but it was a story. As the investigation proceeded, more marines were implicated, but, after a witch-hunt that ruined many reputations and careers, only Lonetree was brought to trial. Rodney Barker reveals information he obtained from KGB officers, as well as U.S. military and intelligence personnel, who raise questions about whether justice was served in Lonetree's trial.
©1996 Rodney Barker; (P)2009 Phoenix