The Falcon and the Snowman - WikipediaYou learn something new every day. And every other day, you take something for granted. The first thing I did was take for granted the educational influence of Hollywood movies. I assumed that since there had been a popular movie made about the subject, most people would be familiar with the story of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee. Mainly because there are so many inaccuracies, false assumptions, and outright mistruths already written about the subject. Hopefully, reading it will jostle the memories of those who may have forgotten… or spark the interest of those to whom the story is brand new. The Crime.
The Falcon and the Snowman
Thank you! The travails of two young Californians convicted of selling CIA secrets to Soviet embassy officials in Mexico City--a story that echoes the Loeb-Leopold case as well as the neon horrors of a Robert Stone drug novel. The two youths are well-to-do children of Palos Verdes families and seem unlikely candidates for the disasters they make of their lives. A heavy-drinking potsmoker, he is also an ardent falconer, and few readers will fail to identity with his high-hearted release as his tamed furies rise to the kill and distract him from. Lee is a snowman cocaine dealer with a big police record who has successfully avoided trial for six years while rising through the coke hierarchies; a heroin addict, he's striving now for the big score that will get him out of the drug trades. The story's highpoints are scenes of Chaplinesque comedy as the swinging dealer strings along KGB biggies as if they were drug addicts, making them pay through the nose for bits and pieces of heady info from our spy satellites.
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Boyce, an expert in the sport of falconry and son of an FBI office employee, gets a job at a civilian defense contractor working in the so-called "Black Vault," a secure communication facility through which flows information on some of the most classified U. Boyce becomes disillusioned with the U. Frustrated by this duplicity, Boyce decides to repay his government by passing classified secrets to the Soviets.
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