The Unknown Motive of a Spy
I just read—quickly—“The Spy Next Door, The extraordinary life of Robert Phillip Hanssen, the most damaging FBI Agent in U.S. history,” by Elaine Shannon and Ann Blackman.
It was an amazingly unsatisfying book. Most of the story had already been covered by the newspaper accounts of the spies capture and the authors couldn’t nail down anything as far as motive.
I was looking for the motive, the cause, the reasoning this man gave himself so he could betray everything those who though they knew him thought he lived for. The book doesn’t even go with the usual psychoanalysis except in a few one-sentence hints.
Which made me mad because I actually wanted to learn something.