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Title: Spy and the Traitor, The
Authors: MacIntyre, Ben
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 370
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: In 1985 Colonel Oleg Gordievsky - chief of the KGB's London station - was summoned to Moscow. London-based KGB Colonel, Oleg Gordievsky, has for eleven years successfully passed vital information to MI6, before the game is up and he is recalled to Moscow. However, MI6 achieve a nail-biting victory and Oleg is spirited out of the Soviet Union and back to England for a new identity and life in a nondescript suburb.

Extensively researched, this is a gripping story of Cold War espionage, a case of truth being as thrilling as fiction, especially the daring 1985 escape.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

Well-written, intriguing and ostensibly true."

"Fascinating insight into cold war espionage and the internal workings of MI6, KGB and the CIA.

"Because the author is British, we get an overly-positive about British Intelligence, but having said that, I was really pleased I read the book."

"highly recommended for those interested in the history and relationships of major powers in the second half of the last century."

"It is well-written, thorough and well worth reading."

"Exhaustively researched and presented, it reflects the character of this outstanding author."

"A real thriller."

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Russia, UK, 2022 Titles

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