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The Litvinenko File by Martin Sixsmith. Paperback copy
on 20 December 2016
I was very interested by the sad but incredible case of Mr Litvinenko, which, at the time, was plastered all over the internet and newspapers and I wanted to find out more about the complex backstory which, at first glance looks more at home in a Bond movie or some sort of spy novel than real life. It IS very complex and at times, rather strange and it looks like it came from pathological liars (which it was possibly the case). It's also quite 'dry' I'm some places, which almost made me put the book down and leave it. But I'm very glad that I didn't do that and gave it a chance. It's something of a biography of Mr Litvinenko's life but it's very well written by Martin Sixsmith and contains photos of Mr Litvinenko right up until his untimely death. I'm trying not to spoil anything for others who might want to read this book but it does seem to point the finger of blame to certain people. I think that this book was out before the official inquiry into his death but for me, it was definitely well worth buying and I read it from cover to cover. It's a incredible story about the way things are done if you get on the wrong side of people...it's like that I almost don't want to believe that such things actually happen in today's world but obviously I am probably naive about such things.
As for the delivery, it was quick and well-packaged, but I didn't realise that it would be an ex-library copy; otherwise I would have bought the book from a different seller. Having said that, the book was in excellent condition (probably because of it being an ex-library book, it had a plastic cover), with no markings or pages missing.