Today is the release date for my book The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage.This nonfiction geopolitical thriller has been four years in the making. In the process of reporting it, I crisscrossed Midwestern cornfields, returned to my old base in China, and revealed a previously undisclosed FBI program focused on Chinese-American scientists. At its core, though, the book is a very human story about a suburban dad caught up in a global rivalry. You can read an excerpt in Vanity Fair.
Booklist gave The Scientist and the Spy a starred review and called it “hard to put down and harder to stop thinking about.” In a review for Science, Helen Anne Curry called it “essential reading, especially for those working in the sciences today.” In including the book on its list of ten to read in February, The Washington Post called it “a riveting whodunit.” The book is also on Amazon’s best books of the month list.
Here are a few things you can do:
Review the book on Amazon, Goodreads, or another site
Request it from your local library
Post about it on social media
I am launching The Scientist and the Spy at Asia Society in New York tonight and will be reading and speaking in cities across America in weeks to come. If you can make it to one of these events, I would love to see you there.
For those of you in Europe, the book goes on sale in the UK on Thursday. You can order it here.