The Attack On Axnan Headquarters

An Espionage Operation

by Glenn H. Whidden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/24/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781588200761

About the Book

The story deals with an espionage attack against the corporate headquarters of a multi-national company based in the USA.

The attackers are professionals who gained their experience through many years of work with the US Federal Government.

The bugging of the US Department of State by the Russian government that occurred last year (1999) makes this story appropriate at this time. It describes how a team of professionals work against a target. Their practice of tradecraft has none of the lapses that were displayed by the Russians.

The original goal of their sponsor was to obtain information on the target that would give him a competitive advantage in the marketplace. As they progress, however, they discover that something other than normal business is going on in the target that might endanger the national security of their country. This presents them with a predicament because they feel that they should tell their government about it. But they are prevented from doing so because their own operation against the target is illegal. Their decision on handling the matter is thought provoking, to say the least.

During the course of the attack, they devise ways of penetrating the target to the extent that they are able to eavesdrop on all the sounds that occur in the head of the company's office and conference room. Their methods are described in considerable detail and are as elaborate as those used in some of the best Cold War operations.

About the Author

Glenn H. Whidden worked with the Clandestine Service of the US Central Intelligence Agency for more than 20 years. He conducted clandestine operations in 50 foreign countries. The majority of them were successful and productive.

Since retirement from US Government service, he has operated a business specializing in the design of espionage defenses. He also operates a professional association of counterespionage professionals who are scattered throughout the world. That combination of activities keeps him current with hostile espionage activity as it occurs.

He resides in the Washington, DC area and travels worldwide to meet operational requirements as they arise.