A Spy's Quest for Eternal Secrets

Former CIA officer Rolf Mowatt-Larssen's remarkable memoir recounts a life in pursuit of spiritual, as well as enemy, secrets


Like most CIA officers, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen was content to spend a career in the shadows. Unlike so many of his neighbors in Washington’s power circles, he was happy to stay out of the limelight, away from the cable TV talking-heads circuit, pleased to live the private life of a spy agency operative and bureaucrat. 

Now, however, he’s emerged with a fasc…

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