Image for The Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor : The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War ([New edition])

See all formats and editions

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER An exciting Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians and the ultimate gift for anyone who loves a good spy thriller!'The best true spy story I have ever read' John le Carré________________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 citizen.

The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine.

No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever . . . ________________'The world's most important spy since the Second World War.

Mercilessly gripping' Sunday Times'Extraordinary. His best book yet' John Preston, Evening Standard'A remarkable story of one man's courage' The Times, Book of the WeekBen Macintyre, Sunday Times bestseller, August 2023

Read More
Available
£8.24 Save 25.00%
RRP £10.99
Add Line Customisation
76 in stock Need More ?
Add to List
Product Details
Penguin Books Ltd
0241972132 / 9780241972137
Paperback / softback
30/05/2019
United Kingdom
English
xii, 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (c
20 cm
Previous edition: 2018.