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Based on a screenplay written by Norman Mailer, Schiller s novelistic biography of Robert Philip Hanssen is, despite many flaws, a page turner The appeal is manifold for this is not only a spy story, but it is also an attempt to get at the genesis of evil and the psychopathology of a sexual pervert all of which is heightened by the vast gulf between what Hanssen espoused patriotism, political conservatism, catholicism and what he actually did For me the appeal also included the fact that Ha Based on a screenplay written by Norman Mailer, Schiller s novelistic biography of Robert Philip Hanssen is, despite many flaws, a page turner The appeal is manifold for this is not only a spy story, but it is also an attempt to get at the genesis of evil and the psychopathology of a sexual pervert all of which is heightened by the vast gulf between what Hanssen espoused patriotism, political conservatism, catholicism and what he actually did For me the appeal also included the fact that Hanssen grew up not far from my home, went to a local high school and belonged to a local parish.The flaws of this book derive from its indefinite nature, from its being novelistic but based on facts It certainly isn t a good biography Conversations are certainly invented and one wonders how many events are products of the authors imaginations The distinction between fact and invention is entirely murky in that no notes are provided After finishing it I watched a television documentary on the case which made it clear that much was left out of the story, here novelistic aspirations seeming to distort historical retelling This is a book I found on my husband s book shelf I m interested in what moves people to commit espionage so I picked it up, but it s hard to rate a book when you find the subject matter so despicable The authors did a good job relating the story, but it s hard for me to believe people like Robert Hanssen exist I hope his family has healed. Non Fiction Double agent Robert P Hanssen works for the FBI and sells classified info to the Russians for 15 years and is finally caught This book is a very easy read It is written like a novel The conversations that are written about are not exactly what took place and neither are some of the events in the book however the author has done much research regarding Mr Hanssen Based on his research he has developed a story that reveals the type of person Mr Hanssen was based on the things t Non Fiction Double agent Robert P Hanssen works for the FBI and sells classified info to the Russians for 15 years and is finally caught This book is a very easy read It is written like a novel The conversations that are written about are not exactly what took place and neither are some of the events in the book however the author has done much research regarding Mr Hanssen Based on his research he has developed a story that reveals the type of person Mr Hanssen was based on the things that were discovered about him during the investigation It makes you realize how easy it is for someone to have a double life, to hide things that people would think are impossible to hide Ah fascinating..I love this CIA KGB stuff..love reading abut people who present the perfect man woman family facade and are as crooked as a winding road.Well I learned that the KGB..became the GRU..so that when I read another novel Ground Zero I knew what the author was referring to, since it was not clarified in the Into the Mirror true story. More like a 3.4 Interesting read Embarrassing for the FBI, but a few months later was 9 11 Obviously there s some better protocols now My second book by Schiller, he is a good story teller. This book was fascinatinating to me and was something that really held my interest Prior to reading it, I was not familiar with Robert Hanssen However, the book did a nice job of allowing readers inside his mind and gave a glimpse of the spy s psyche. Excellent book am re reading this as I am amazed that Hanson got away with espionage for such a long time I wonder if the CIA has reviewed it,s security *FREE ↳ Into the Mirror: The Life of Master Spy, Robert P. Hanssen ⇮ From the bestselling author of American Tragedy Perfect Murder, Perfect Town comes another portrayal of America s dark side Into the Mirror is the story of FBI Special Agent Robert P Hanssen, the master spy who singlehandedly created the greatest breach of security in the country s history Written in novelistic prose, Schiller creates a gripping portrait of Hanssen, who foryears was a loving husband, devoted father of six, devout Catholic member of Opus Dei, passionate anticommunist, dedicated FBI agent a traitor On , the FBI arrested Hanssen charged him with selling to the Russians over a period of thanyears top secret, classified information Nothing reported to date about this ordinary looking but tormented man has revealed the facts that Schiller Norman Mailer collaborators on the Pulitzer Prize winning The Executioner s Song Oswald s Tale uncovered during theirmonth investigation into the life of this man Seeking to solve this mystery, they spent hundreds of hours interviewing members of his family as well as his closest friends, colleagues fellow church members They traveled to Moscow to interview a key member of the KGB who had handled the spy they knew only as Ramon Garcia Into the Mirror gets inside the mind of a devious dangerously brilliant man creates a portrait of someone so caught up in the struggle with his own personal demons that he would betray everything he held sacred his wife, family, religion country My wife called me a perv for choosing this book and recetly found out they are making a movie out it Nice to listen to on our trip real interesting the spy life