"An uncanny feat of non-fiction evoking James M. Cain and Graham Greene."
*An Amazon Editors' Pick: Best Nonfiction
*A Foreign Policy Best Summer Reading Pick
"A gripping story, stranger than fiction, superbly told." —Tim Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
When a young American named Billy Reilly vanished into Russia's war with Ukraine, his parents embarked on a desperate search for answers. Was their son’s disappearance connected to his mysterious work for the FBI, or was it a personal quest gone wrong? Only when Wall Street Journal reporter Brett Forrest embarks on his own investigation does a picture emerge: of the FBI's exploitation of U.S. citizens through a secretive intelligence program, a young man's lust for adventure within the world's conflicts, and the costs of a rising clash between Moscow and Washington.