An Agent Uncovers His Tracks

July 15, 2010 at 07:51 Leave a comment

In 1973, the two Swedish journalists Peter Bratt and Jan the-KGB-agent Guillou exposed an illegal organization that surveyed leftwing extremists in Sweden. One of the agents whose cover they blew was Gunnar Ekberg, and he and his wife had to flee the country in a dramatic escape until things calmed down.

Now, more than thirty five years later, Ekberg is finally able to tell his side of the story. In his memoirs De ska ju ändå dö: tio år i svensk underrättelsetjänst (“They’ll Die Anyway: Ten Years in the Swedish Intelligence Service”) he tells the fascinating tale of how he was recruited by the Swedish intelligence service. He describes how he infiltrated various extreme leftwing organizations dreaming of an armed revolution in Sweden, and how he even managed to get inside a Palestinian terrorist organization and avert at least one terror attack.

My full review of Ekberg’s memoirs can be found here.


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