The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. "The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR� If anyone could be considered a Russian counter...
Dec 08, 2020This nonfiction account focuses on Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB officer who became a double agent for the British, and Aldrich Ames, the American turncoat who likely betrayed him. Macintyre’s retelling of their stories comes not only from Western sources (including Gordievsky himself) but also from the Russian perspective. It’s every bit as exciting as my favorite spy novels. – source
Jun 05, 2019just finished this yesterday. absolutely fantastic book. super recommend if you're into spycraft and espionage. bravo @BenMacintyre1 – source
Dec 13, 2020@dceiver @samstein Truly excellent books. Picked up The Spy and the Traitor randomly and it was so good that i did realize it was a true story until i googled. – source
Aug 19, 2019@holland_tom @BenMacintyre1 Oh it’s a brilliant book isn’t it. Another one I was sad to finish. – source