Michael Pullara is a Texas trial lawyer. He represents plaintiffs in complicated commercial disputes and, on a pro bono basis, individuals suing for violations of their human rights. The Spy Who Was Left Behind is his first book.

The Spy Who Was Left Behind Book Cover

Meet the author, learn about his inspiration and stay for a book signing.

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Books will be available for purchase at event for autographs. Copies are also available in print and audio to check out from the Library. Click here to place a hold.


“This book shines light where the U.S. government has maintained darkness. Freddie Woodruff was my boss in the CIA. After his murder, it didn’t take very long for me and the FBI agents investigating to figure out there’d been a cover-up, with the key evidence stolen. In a post-truth era, we need a lot more fearless writers like Michael Pullara.” — Robert Baer, Bestselling author of See No Evil, The Devil We Know, and The Perfect Kill

“For 10 years, lawyer Pullara pursued the mysterious 1993 murder of diplomat and CIA agent Freddie Woodruff in the Soviet Republic of Georgia. In his first book, he vividly unspools his findings. Pullara does a fine job of sleuthing to get at what he believes is the truth. A highly detailed, engrossing work that incorporates a history of fledgling Georgia amid the author’s well-demonstrated ‘passion for mysteries . . . [and] memory for trivia.’” — Kirkus Reviews

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Last updated: March 4, 2019