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A Very Expensive Poison

The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Luke Harding

A true story of corruption and revenge, A Very Expensive Poison follows the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko, who was brazenly poisoned in central London with a rare, highly radioactive substance. Author Luke Harding, who spent a decade reporting on the story and interviewing those closest to the events, argues that Litvinenko's assassination marked the beginning of a new Cold War with Russia, and delves into the involvement of the Russian state and its powerful enemies. A shocking tale of subterfuge and tragedy, this book is a must-read for fans of true crime and political thrillers.
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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko by @lukeharding1968 -- The astonishing story of the Litvinenko and Perepilichnyy assassinations in the UK; reads like a Lee Child thriller; plenty topical now.      source
Yes, from Luke Harding's excellent book "A Very Expensive Poison," which I recently recommended. To Trump!      source
Great piece here by @lukeharding1968, author of A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON, about the Litvineko murder. I learned so much from that book (which reads like a Le Carré). Worth a follow if you want to know what's going down in the Ukraine.      source