A 2001 Pen/Faulkner Award nominee and a New York Times Notable Book, this is the story of a spy. A spy, be definition, lies. So how to write the life of a spy? Eschewing the confines of traditional biography and inverting the glamour of espionage, acclaimed biographer Millicent Dillon blends fact and fiction to chronicle the human drama of Harry Gold, the American chemist who became a Soviet spy. Cast as a gripping novel, this tale pulls on the true events of political life in America from the '30s through the McCarthy era. Fascinating and original' - NY Times Book Review'