The Spy Who Couldn't Spell - A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets-logo

The Spy Who Couldn't Spell - A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan-known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. In December of 2000, FBI Special Agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C., office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate, offering to sell classified United States intelligence. The offer, and the threat, were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U.S. reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Rooting out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan-known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. In December of 2000, FBI Special Agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C., office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate, offering to sell classified United States intelligence. The offer, and the threat, were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U.S. reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Rooting out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan-known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn't Spell. In December of 2000, FBI Special Agent Steven Carr of the bureau's Washington, D.C., office received a package from FBI New York: a series of coded letters from an anonymous sender to the Libyan consulate, offering to sell classified United States intelligence. The offer, and the threat, were all too real. A self-proclaimed CIA analyst with top secret clearance had information about U.S. reconnaissance satellites, air defense systems, weapons depots, munitions factories, and underground bunkers throughout the Middle East. Rooting out the traitor would not be easy, but certain clues suggested a government agent with a military background, a family, and a dire need for money. Leading a diligent team of investigators and code breakers, Carr spent years hunting down a dangerous spy and his cache of stolen secrets. In this fast-paced true-life spy thriller, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reveals how the FBI unraveled Regan's strange web of codes to build a case against a man who nearly collapsed America's military security. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

8h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:41