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The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War

by Macintyre, Ben, 1963- (Author)

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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 citiz... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: 19 May 1985
  • The KGB
  • Uncle Gormsson
  • Green ink and microfilm
  • A plastic bag and a Mars bar
  • Agent boot
  • The safe house
  • Operation RYAN
  • Koba
  • Mr Collins and Mrs Thatcher
  • Russian roulette
  • Cat and mouse
  • The dry-cleaner
  • Friday, 19 July
  • Finlandia
  • Passport for Pimlico
  • Codenames and aliases
  • Acknowledgements.