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The Stones of Judgment
The Stones of Judgment
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harold C Angstrom, 7 May 2013
An intelligent, fast-paced thriller. There is plenty to admire here in the historical research, use of evocative locations, and clever plotting. Those who like the work of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne will enjoy this, for sure.


Young Philby: A Novel
Young Philby: A Novel
by Robert Littell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.40

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb novel., 18 Dec 2012
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Bar Le Carre, Robert Littell is the best espionage writer anywhere. This book was well up to his normal standard.


The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service
The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service
by Gordon Corera
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping espionage history, 25 Aug 2011
This is a fascinating book written with great verve and aplomb. The history of the Secret Intelligence Service - MI6 as it is familiarly known today - has been charted by many, but few have possessed Corera's narrative style. Particularly enthralling are the sections about the 1950s and early 1960s, when Soviet moles seemed to be emerging with regularity and the KGB appeared all too often to be winning the intelligence war. But the story of perhaps MI6's greatest success from that era - that of the defector Oleg Penkovsky - is the most compelling of all, with Corera recreating with real authenticity the tense, taut discussion (interrogation) between MI6 (and the CIA) and Penkovsky in Room 360 of London's Mount Royal Hotel.


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