The author was a member of the Czech Communist Party, trained in Russia for several years, and he edited a Soviet newspaper before leaving Party and premise to defect to the west. With him, however, he brought a rather extensive knowledge of techniques used to train and future Communist agents. And unbelievably ex methods they are' in a movie lot land known as Gaczyna, aspiring spies spend years one decade preparing and getting to know the country to which they will be sent. Native conditions are simulated in microcosm. Huses, currency, restaurants, every conceivable aspect of living and assimilation are built to match in this then Disneyland of international intrigue. Students are forbidden, from the time of their arrival, to speak their tongue and there's not a tractor to be seen. The of is well worth the price of the book. Hutton's treatment of ""spies I have known"" is not nearly so fascinating. Included in this list are Reginald Kenneth Osborne ( Maksimovich Glaznaov), Arthur Mortimer (Yuryl Osipovich Karakov) and Rita Elliott (Esfir Grygoryevna Yuryna). The role of the Russian Embassy, the Comisform Agents, TAAS, and resident party members as described by Hutton -- in the Russian espionage set up should cause a great of controversy, dentals, and counter-. Good techniques are applied to a most frightening account.