Former CIA operative during the Cold War reveals his riveting true narrative

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‘Into Russia: An Untold Story’ tells the true account of author Frank Laurenz’s experience in a hostile and dangerous environment

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Each life experience alters the direction of the next phase of one’s life. Often, these experiences are simply being in the right place at the right time. For Frank Laurenz, the training he received in the military set him upon a path that few have traveled.

Based on his own recollections, Laurenz’s riveting narrative titled “Into Russia: An Untold Story” shares with readers a true account of his experience as a CIA operative who was sent to Moscow on covert operations during the height of the Cold War. An emotional roller-coaster ride, his life moved in two different worlds, one that spun extremely fast, with not much room for mistakes or errors, the other moved more traditionally and mirrored others’ postwar experiences.

Beginning with his draft into the United States Army at the age of 19 and the Korean War, Frank Laurenz’ life began to change dramatically. His strict military training changed his life forever. As a CIA operative, he embarked on dangerous journeys and missions that took him around the world to countries behind the Iron Curtain and the USSR and subjected him to an interrogation at the KGB prison compound near Moscow Exposed to a hostile and dangerous environment, his life as an operative was always in serious danger. His life-threatening experience as a CIA operative reflects a combination of patriotism, adventure and challenge not experienced by his peers.

“Into Russia: An Untold Story” gives readers the rare opportunity to travel along with a CIA operative and provides the reader with a firsthand insight into his dangerous struggle to live in both worlds. “Into Russia: An Untold Story” outlines how very precious freedom is and how fragile and vulnerable it becomes in a very dangerous and unpredictable world.

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“Into Russia: An Untold Story”
Cold War Scare
by Frank Laurenz
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 194 pages; 9781493109159
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 194 pages; 9781493109166
eBook; $3.99; 9781493109173

About the Author
Frank Laurenz was born in the depth of the Great Depression of the 1930s. During his lifetime, he has experienced poverty in his early years and the general comfort and security of the latter 20th Century. Living in the dynamic postwar era, his life was a journey that took him around the world from Old World ghettos to the upscale areas of the world—places he could have never imagined while growing in rural South Dakota.

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