The Spy and the Traitor The Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
*Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize*

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'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword

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. 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 spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...

BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK AGENT SONYA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

© Ben MacIntyre 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
BM
Ben Macintyre
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
14:33
hr min
RELEASED
2018
20 September
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
454
MB

Customer Reviews

Le Lot46 ,

A Brilliant Listen

Superbly detailed and gripping throughout.

Grayso01 ,

The Spy and the Traitor

Probably the best yet by Mr Macintyre, an emotional journey of bravery and sheer cunning that has the listener transfixed from the first to last chapter....

Mr E Shopper ,

Excellent

Great book full interesting details but never gets bogged down and well read by the author himself

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