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Ben McIntyre - The Spy & The Traitor (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU B002180

Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize.
Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018.
A Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller.

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians.

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.

The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of espionage. In The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of betrayal, duplicity and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
  • Published : 2018 (Penguin/Viking - 1st Edition, 4th Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780241186657
  • SKU : B002180
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £25.00 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The best True Spy Story I have ever read" - John Le Carre.

'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else. The Spy and the Traitor may well be his best book yet' - Evening Standard.

'A dazzling non-fiction thriller and an intimate portrait of high-stakes espionage' - The Guardian.

'A real-life thriller, as tense as John le Carré's novels, or even Ian Fleming's' - The Economist.

"The Spy and the Traitor is well-written, nicely organized, and extensively researched. Some other features that really appeal to me are the quality, quantity, and content of photos and maps that appear in the book. The Spy and the Traitor is an amazing account of Cold War espionage and a truly significant contribution to the annals of that era." - Google Review.