Finished my third book while riding the bus and light rail. This time I had the good sense to pick up a book I already owned instead of squandering my bus-riding savings on reading material.
"Breaking the Ring: The bizarre case of the Walker family spy ring" is a 1987 book I picked up from a friend who was unloading her book collection. It's been sitting around for a few months in one of my to-be-read piles.
I've always been a fan of spy novels. I own all of John Le Carre's books. (See postscript here.) This real-life adventure was as engaging as any novel. The fact that one of the spies -- Jerry Whitworth -- lived in Davis when he was arrested makes it something of a local tale. In addition, I served in the Navy during part of the time that Whitworth and Walker were giving the Soviets the means to decipher the U.S. government's secret communications.
Before I read this book I had no idea of the extent of the damage done by Jerry Whitworth and John Walker.