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The thrilling true story of Jack Barsky, former KGB spy sent to America to steal secrets.

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PLUS AFTERWORD BY JOE REILLY, FORMER FBI SPECIAL AGENT

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DEEP UNDERCOVER

One decision can end everything…or lead to an unlikely redemption.


On October 8, 1978, a Canadian National by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and proceeded towards Customs and Immigration.

Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.

The Dyson identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own—a young, ambitious East German agent—into the United States. The plan succeeded, and the spy adopted his new identity: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years…until a stunning change in his loyalties challenged everything he thought he believed.

A powerful story of finding faith in the midst of pain, Deep Undercover reveals the secret lives of this man without a country and the story no one ever expected him to tell.

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AUTHOR JACK BARSKY

Jack Barsky was recruited by the KGB and spent ten years as an undercover agent in the United States. He severed his relationship with the KGB in 1988 and pursued a corporate career in information technology. He was captured by the FBI in 1997. In 2015, 60 Minutes ran a story on Barsky’s life and undercover work. Today, Barsky is a proud American citizen. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Shawna, and their daughter, Trinity.

To learn more about Jack or to book a speaking engagement, please visit www.jackbarsky.com

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REVIEWS FOR DEEP UNDERCOVER

  • An incredible look at the astounding journey of a KGB officer in the midst of the Cold War. Heartbreaking, exciting, intriguing. An honest account of one of the most difficult careers known to man. Equal parts memoir, spycraft guide, and historical document, Deep Undercover perfectly describes the crippling insularity of the spy’s life.

    JOE WEISBERG
    Creator, showrunner, and executive producer, The Americans
  • Jack Barksy’s ultimate act of courage is sharing this intimate story that sheds light on the true personal consequences of a life in espionage. Gripping and emotional, Deep Undercover peers beyond the Iron Curtain for a look into the world of a KGB officer illegally living abroad. Instead of romanticizing the life of a spy, Barsky tells his story with honesty and heart.

    JOEL FIELDS
    Writer and executive producer, The Americans
  • Our fascination with spies runs deep, particularly those who are under deep cover, the so-called sleeper agents. Living and operating under aliases, with elaborate background stories (called legends), they intrigue us for the double lives they live, sometimes with families—and even children. (The current popularity of FX Network’s award-winning The Americans attests to this.) But what is the truth beneath the often glamorized surface? How are they selected, trained, and dispatched to foreign countries? What are their secret assignments? Deep Undercover lifts the veil on one such case, giving us a glimpse of a secret life, showing us the price one man paid for undertaking such an assignment. Reading his intriguing story, you realize how few of us would willingly undertake such a mission—or succeed!

    PETER EARNEST
    Executive director, International Spy Museum
  • Jack’s honesty and sincerity were clear from the first time I met him. He was on a journey, and I was privileged to watch something very special unfold. Jack’s story is fascinating, and Deep Undercover tells it well. A true story of redemption and what can happen when God’s healing love breaks through our mind, heart, and relationships.

    ROB CRUVER
    Senior pastor, Zarephath Christian Church; executive director, Urban Impact; and author of The Blue Jeans Gospel
  • As a double agent who worked against Russia, I thought I had heard it all. Then I heard Jack’s story.
    NAVEED JAMALI
    Former double agent and author of How to Catch a Russian Spy

SEE JACK AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM

Don’t miss your chance to see Jack Barsky at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 29th!

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please contact Todd Starowitz at Tyndale Momentum for media inquiries or to arrange an interview.

Phone: (630) 784-5397

Email: toddstarowitz@tyndale.com