Accused: R. Craig Smith the Spy Left Out in the Cold (Horizon)
Author: Norman R. Hamilton
Richard Craig Smith was a good agent: a highly-trained CIA operative in an undercover operation designed to penetrate the highest levels of the Soviet KBG. He was effective, until he was double-crossed.... Without warning, Craig Smith was abruptly cut off from all his case officers. His contacts disappeared. he was left out in the cold. In an effort to discover what had gone wrong, Smith committed a serious error --- he used an FBI contact to look for the man who had supervised the CIA undercover operation....On April 4th, 1984, he was arrested by the FBI and charged with espionage against the very country for which he had risked his life. The U.S. Government intended to convict him as a traitor and repeatedly used its awesome power against him.... A thought-provoking example of misused and unrestrained governmental power, this book raises significant questions about the fragile nature of America's freedom.