The C.I. Desk: FBI and CIA Counterintelligence As Seen From My Cubicle follows the author from the mailroom to the locked doors of compartmented “special projects” in Headquarters-level counterintelligence (CI).

In 1976, Chris Lynch joined the Intelligence Division mailroom at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., for three dollars per hour. Read more 

About Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the younger brother of Tom and Jean. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and Michigan State University, and joined the FBI in 1976, where his principal qualification was that he’d never been arrested.  He worked in the Intelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, and was granted a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Washington Program Center) in 1982.  In 1985, he moved to the CIA, where most of his career was spent in the Directorate of Operations.



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Excerpt from the Book


In February 1992, Boris Yuzhin was released from the Soviet Union’s gulag, where he had been imprisoned for five years.  Yuzhin had been a KGB officer who first came to San Francisco in 1975. He returned in 1978, and was cooperating with the FBI. I had arrived in the FBI’s newly formed Soviet analytical unit not long before Yuzhin returned to San Francisco. Over the next five years, most of my time was devoted to the Yuzhin operation.  Read more

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