368pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011
In 1960 Gerard Ludi was recruited by the South African Intelligence Services to infiltrate the South African Communist Party. He worked his way into the inner circles of the SACP's top membership and was sent to Moscow to be trained by KGB officers in the Kremlin. In 1966 General van den Berg, head of BOSS, forced him to break his cover as a senior communist to give evidence against Bram Fischer. Ludi resigned from BOSS shortly after the trial. After working as a journalist for a while he returned to the service to become Chief of the Clandestine Service.
"What drew me to my active role in the intelligence services had absolutely nothing to do with apartheid or South African politics. The sole reason was my abhorrence of and opposition to the totalitarian tyranny of communism, which during the height of the Cold War was well on its way to realising its dream of total world domination." pg 15
Please note that this book is badly edited.