The producer who interviewed me for DATELINE about Sergei Tretyakov told me today that I will NOT be on the program Sunday when it airs. The show is about the ten Russian illegals who were shipped back to Moscow and since I told DATELINE that Sergei Tretyakov was not responsible for tipping off the FBI about the case (read this post), I am ending up on the cutting room floor.

I guess I should have fudged.

Meanwhile if you want to read more about Sergei and his career check out these stories:

The New York Times

The Washington Post

There is also more information in my book, Comrade J. The piece of literature in which Sergei and I became friends as well as collaborators.

About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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  1. LOL – a lot of coincidences in this entire spy thing. If I didn't trust my government so much, I might think there was something funny going on.