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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ome (31 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184983928X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849839280
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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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.

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Well written interpretation of a fascinating story. Worked well as a narrative and it really brought to life how Penkovsky's time as a spy might have gone. Of course, it is not just the last part of the book that is the author's interpretation; the whole book is weaved together from varied sources. But, having not read anything else on the issue, I see no reason to question the author's judgement and enjoyed the insight provided.
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Couldnt put this book down, always waiting to see what would happen and if he would get caught.
Really good book, and unbelievable what happened
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Well written, a good examination of probably the greatest catch for the western intelligence services. A story of a brave man.
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What a fantastic read this book is, absolutely riveting. Jeremy Duns has clearly put a huge amount of work into the book and his conclusions as to the likely end to the Penkovsky case are radically different to the official sources. Highly recommended.
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Jeremy Duns has written a very good book on one of the best known spies who operated during the Cold War. Penkovsky's main contribution was to help the Americans understand what kind of missiles the Soviets had sent to Cuba during the missiles crisis in 1962.
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.
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Fantastic book
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