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The career of Oleg Penkovsky reads like a story by John le Carre... Dun s denouement is both startling and convincing a fitting climax to this irresistible real life thriller Francis Wheen, Mail on Sunday
'This excellent book contains lessons that are still valid in the 21st century' --Oleg Gordievsky, Literary Review
'This excellent book contains lessons that are still valid in the 21st century' --Literary Review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Jeremy Duns is British, but currently lives and works in Stockholm. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Really good book, and unbelievable what happened
The discovery of Penkovsky remains a mystery due to the fact that the Russians have not yet released any document which would clarify this point.
Although this book is extremely well researched, there are two main problems with it. The first one has to do with the footnotes. One has to find out which footnote belongs to what. The second one is about two episodes which are imaginary and are the product of Dun's imagination about some things that happened during the discovery of Penkovsky.
However, this book contains some new insights of the years 1960-1963, the period when Penkovsky was working for both the Americans and the British and nevertheles merits five stars, reservations included.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am reading this book the moment and am finding it a really good read. The book reads like a spy novel but is true, Penkovsky was probably the west's greatest spy within the... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by R. Packham
A well written, deeply reasearched book. Having been just about into my 'aware of the world' years in 1962 I remember a lot of the story. It is good to read the whole truth.Published on 9 Sept. 2013 by Portlander