Jack Barsky, a.k.a Albrecht Dittrich, is a German-American author and IT specialist. He was also a KGB agent for a decade. Exposed after the Cold War, Barsky began working with US counterintelligence agencies, hoping to remain in the States. He now works as a SPYEX consultant.
Joseph Weisberg is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer, best known for creating The Americans. He is the author of 3 novels: Russia Upside Down, An Ordinary Spy and 10th Grade. He lives in New York.