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Gordon Basichis

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Gordon Basichis : Beautiful Bad Girl / The Guys Who Spied for China

The Opperman Report

Vicki Morgan, mistress to department store heir and Ronald Reagan confidante, Alfred Bloomingdale, lived beyond her years and died before her time—the victim of a brutal murder. Seething with power, intrigue, sex and obsession, it's a ringside seat into the darker habits of the world's rich and powerful.The Guys Who Spied for China “The Guys Who Spied for China” is a roman a clef, exposing Chinese Espionage Networks during the eighties and nineties.It is the quirky story of how two disparate men uncovered an elaborate spy operation that had functioned on American soil for nearly four decades. Through fate and serendipity, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, meets Johnny G Man, a vaunted scientist and the ultimate Cold Warrior.What they helped unmask was a network of home grown spies in California and throughout the United States. As a result, newspapers ran relentless headlines depicting Chinese Espionage practices in the United States. The year 1985 was pronounced by the news media as “The Year of the Spy.”“This is a new twist on the spy drama. While providing details of events that were often swept under the rug, this very personal and often darkly humorous tale captures what it feels like to be suddenly thrust into the shadowy world of espionage. You get to feel what it’s like to be there.The Guys Who Spied for China is set largely in California, in the Santa Monica Mountain Range, just above Beverly Hills.What’s remarkable is that most of this story is true.

1hr

20 Jun 2020

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Gordon Basichis : Beautiful Bad Girl / The Guys Who Spied for China

The Opperman Report'

Vicki Morgan, mistress to department store heir and Ronald Reagan confidante, Alfred Bloomingdale, lived beyond her years and died before her time—the victim of a brutal murder. Seething with power, intrigue, sex and obsession, it's a ringside seat into the darker habits of the world's rich and powerful.The Guys Who Spied for China “The Guys Who Spied for China” is a roman a clef, exposing Chinese Espionage Networks during the eighties and nineties.It is the quirky story of how two disparate men uncovered an elaborate spy operation that had functioned on American soil for nearly four decades. Through fate and serendipity, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, meets Johnny G Man, a vaunted scientist and the ultimate Cold Warrior.What they helped unmask was a network of home grown spies in California and throughout the United States. As a result, newspapers ran relentless headlines depicting Chinese Espionage practices in the United States. The year 1985 was pronounced by the news media as “The Year of the Spy.”“This is a new twist on the spy drama. While providing details of events that were often swept under the rug, this very personal and often darkly humorous tale captures what it feels like to be suddenly thrust into the shadowy world of espionage. You get to feel what it’s like to be there.The Guys Who Spied for China is set largely in California, in the Santa Monica Mountain Range, just above Beverly Hills.What’s remarkable is that most of this story is true.

1hr

20 Jun 2020

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