LT. GEN. ION MIHAI PACEPA, the highest-ranking intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, served as acting chief of communist Romania’s espionage service and top adviser to President Nicolae Ceauşescu. In December 1989, the dictator Ceauşescu was executed at the end of a trial wherein the accusations came almost entirely from Pacepa’s first book, “Red Horizons,” subsequently republished in 27 countries.
Today, with assassination threats still hanging over his head because of his defection and continuing fight against socialist dictatorship, Pacepa lives in the U.S. under a protective identity. Still vigorous in his 80s, he remains an astute and uniquely insightful writer on current affairs.
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