In SPYMASTER, one of Reed Carlton’s most highly regarded achievements is having helped to establish the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center (CTC). In real life, the CTC was established in 1986, “to prevent and disrupt terrorist threats” around the world.
Brad opens SPYMASTER with a passage from the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. Later in the book, he includes the language from Article 5: “that an armed attack on one or more (member of NATO) shall be considered an attack on all of them.” NATO was formed in the aftermath of World War II to provide a common defense and discourage future war
Polish intelligence officer Arthur Kopec chooses the Russia House for an important meeting with Lydia Ryan in SPYMASTER. The restaurant’s rich décor, Russian delicacies, and legendary vodka menu make for an authentic and festive experience. Brad is pictured at the restaurant during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.