Behind the Budapest Escape

| Bill Rapp
Bill Rapp
Former Member, CIA's Senior Intelligence Service

Undercover readers might remember that we introduced you this past spring to Bill Rapp, a former CIA analyst turned author.  He’s an interesting character in his own right, with the look and charm of Sam Elliott.  In his new book, The Budapest Escape, Rapp brings back old characters and descriptions of a time well before cell phones and cyberattacks. 

In real life, Rapp began working in West Germany back when the country was still divided after World War II.  He also worked in Turkey and the Aegean, Canada, Iraq and London.  It all lends nicely to a series of books he has written around espionage in the WWII era and his main character, Karl Baier.

UnderCover caught up with Rapp to talk about his own journey to become a novelist, and about his latest book.

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The Author is Bill Rapp

Bill Rapp began his professional life as an academic, teaching European History at Iowa State University. A graduate of Notre Dame (B.A.), The University of Toronto (M.A.) and Vanderbilt (Ph. D.), Bill has always been particularly intrigued by German history, but the last 35 years working for the U. S. Government has broadened his perspective to all of Europe and much of the Middle East. His career has taken him around the world, including to Berlin as the Wall fell and Germany was... Read More

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