Author Kenneth J. Kerr Offers a Mind-Blowing Tale of Espionage in New Book
Hilton Head Island, S.C. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
The role of the CIA continues to be important to help US fight other countries efforts at cyber attacks and other espionage activities. Cyber attacks on US facilities allegedly by China, Iran and Russia show the continuing need for the CIA and other intelligences agencies to fight these threats. Life of a Double Agent follows the extraordinary career of an American who has a successful business career while at the same time works as a double agent, working for the CIA and the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Now, as he takes his final mission as a Peace Corps volunteer living in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, will he still be successful?
Jim Hunt grew up in a small town near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He was always tall for his age. He played basketball and baseball in high school, and was a good student. He entered the University of Delaware and studied Chemical Engineering. During his junior year in college, the CIA recruited him to monitor the radical groups on campus that were a growing concern in the U.S. government during the 1960s.
After graduation from college, Jim entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and attended officer’s training in the Chemical Corps. He was assigned to Ft. Lewis, Washington and was immediately transferred to the Corps of Engineers, which was staffing several units for deployment to Vietnam. While at Ft. Lewis, Jim was recruited by a Chinese intelligence agency, with the full knowledge and support of the CIA. Thus began his life as a double agent. Jim Hunt had to use all his skill and resources to gain the freedom of his fellow employees. His final operation before retiring was to recruit a senior official of China’s MSS to work for the CIA. After retirement from the CIA, the Chinese MSS, and Renewable Power Company, Jim Hunt and his wife moved to Hilton Head Island, SC for a restful retirement. Jim missed the action and decided to join the Peace Corps.
He was assigned to Russia, and after a ten-week training program in Moscow, moved to Krasnoyarsk, Russia for a two-year assignment teaching business courses at a university in the middle of Siberia. When the CIA learned of his assignment, they brought him back for one more mission, to penetrate the Russian secret city, K-26, located several miles outside Krasnoyarsk, where the Russians operated nuclear reactors to produce weapons grade plutonium.
Skillfully written, highly imaginative and extremely interesting Life of a Double Agent is an exciting and action-packed volume that will definitely entertain readers. It offers a unique and highly engaging plot that will make readers wonder if it can actually happen in real life.
About the Author
Kenneth J. Kerr is retired after a successful business career, which included extensive international travel, and living overseas in Hong Kong and Japan for almost a decade. He now lives on Hilton Head Island, SC with his wife, Kryl, and their yellow lab, Etta. They spend the summers at their cottage on Lake Charlevoix, Michigan. Their daughter, Kathryn, lives and works in Washington D.C.
Life of a Double Agent* by Kenneth J. Kerr
Publication Date: March 28, 2013
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