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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.

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

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By: WHANG 023 2021-09-22 15:35:50
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I recently heard Mick Herron being interviewed about his 'Slow Horses' series, in that interview he came out with this: It was recently asked if we (spy authors) all wrote in the shadow of John Le Carre and the answer is: "we do not write in his shadow but in the light that he cast". 'A Spy and a Traitor' is not a work of fiction, it's all real, but don't let that leave you thinking that it is a boring monologue of dates. It is gripping and you will find yourself filled with anxiety as his plight unfolds. Excellent writing.

 
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